Join Bill Robbins for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring ideas for editing photos, part of Learning Food and Drink Photography.
Let's take a few minutes to look at some post-production work, or as I like to…call it, color tweaking.…In this first example, I was shooting the coffee sitting on the chair arm and the…light direction was perfect to catch the steam coming off the coffee.…The thing that was missing was a nice warm morning feel to the light.…You can see here in the original file that the light is looking drab in color.…I found that Adobe Lightroom is perfect for what I do in wanting to add my own…little tweaks to a photo like this.…
Now in the final version you can see that I added the warmth that the real time…light was not giving me.…Using the Color Temp slider, I was able to dial in the color temperature that…gave me the best feel for the warm look I was after.…A couple of other small tweaks were to create a slight fill on the back of the chair,…again, just using the fill slider and then using the Burn feature, burn in the…upper-right side of the image, which is the back of the chair.…This took me about five minutes in Lightroom, and it gave me the results that I…
- 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
Playing with your food4m 42s
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