Join Bill Robbins for an in-depth discussion in this video Making fake ice cream, part of Learning Food and Drink Photography.
For this movie, I'm working with food stylist Claire Stancer.…Claire is going to show you the steps to create real-looking ice cream that won't…melt in front of your camera.…By using fake ice cream, it will give the photographer as much time as needed to…light, compose, and shoot.…But before we do that, let me give you a little info about my setup here.…So you can see I have a strobe head over here that's going through the…plexi, onto our scene.…I have a stand-in for our ice cream that's just basically wadded-up paper towel…to give me sort of the size and area that the camera is going to see.…
I have a couple cards here that are normally used for reflecting, but in this…case, I'm actually subtracting light from my set.…I don't want to have so much light spilling over to the front or the back,…so I am keeping that light off and having the light just hit right in here.…So I am going to take a little bit of a test shot right now, just to see how…things are looking. And when I look at this on the back of the camera, I am…
- 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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