Join Bill Robbins for an in-depth discussion in this video Finding the right location and lighting, part of Learning Food and Drink Photography.
In this movie I'm going to give you some pointers that you might want to…follow to help get some great food images with either your point-and-shoot or…your smartphone with its camera.…There are many times I'm out on the road and want to capture the beautiful food…that has been put in front of me, and in these situations I'm not carrying…supplemental lighting, assistance, or even my pro DSLR--just my point-and-shoot,…or some variation of that.…So what are the things that we want to be more aware of to make our photos better?…The first is location, location, location.…
In this case, it's where we sit in the restaurant to have the best-case natural…lighting possible. It would be best to avoid direct sunlight on your table,…especially in the hours between 10 and 2 p.m.…For our best results with food photography, having the light source come from…anywhere 90 degrees to 130 degrees to right or left of the camera is going to be the best case.…Like many of you, I enjoyed finding eateries that are the hidden gems.…
- 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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