Join Bill Robbins for an in-depth discussion in this video Evaluating lens options, part of Learning Food and Drink Photography.
Along with thinking about which camera format is going to best serve…you, we also need to explore lens possibilities.…So let's take a look at some of the considerations with both the medium…format and the DSLRs.…The most common feature we look for as food photographers is the ability to get in tight.…Using macro lenses makes this possible, getting in as tight as 4 to 6 inches.…This stability, along with shooting at a wide or open aperture, helps create a…look and style for our food photography.…
So here is an example of the macro, in tight, and you can see with this image of…the ice cream that I am in probably 3 inches away from the subject. So it fills…the frame, I'm shooting wide open, and have shallow depth of field.…On the opposite end of the macro lens is the telephoto lens. It allows us to…shoot from a distance but still fill the frame with the intended subject.…While not used as often as the macro for food photography, the telephoto can get…us in tight to the food without being on top of the subject like the macro.…
- 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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