Join Bill Robbins for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a natural look with artificial lighting, part of Learning Food and Drink Photography.
As a food photographer, I'm often asked to shoot at a restaurant to create…images for advertising, menus, web, or display.…For this type of location food work, using a pro DSLR with a macro lens, along…with some supplemental lighting, helps create great results.…Two types of supplemental lighting to consider would be something like a diva…light, which is a continuous light source, or a strobe, which has the ability to…stop action like in a pour shot.…
Let's talk about the diva light first.…The diva light is made up of four fluorescent tubes that are balanced at…daylight color temperature and will give you a soft natural light.…You might also think about adding additional diffusion to this light.…This will soften the light even more, giving you many options for different looks.…For best results, use your lights between 90 degrees and 130 degrees to the camera.…A great advantage to this power setup with the diva is that it draws very…little amps, maybe three amps.…
This means that we will not be breaking circuits when we're shooting at a…
- Understanding what makes a food photo appetizing
- Comparing emotional and graphic compositional styles
- Choosing the right camera
- Evaluating lens options
- Choosing light reflectors
- Finding creative backgrounds
- Creating specular and diffuse lighting setups
- Creating different looks for each dish
- Creating a chill effect for drinks
- Shooting on location at a restaurant
- Editing photos
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Two Flavors of Food Photography
2. Essential Gear
3. Lighting Techniques
4. Setting Up the Shot
5. Styling and Shooting Food
6. Staging and Shooting Drinks
7. Shooting at a Restaurant
8. Creative Shooting Techniques
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