Join Bill Robbins for an in-depth discussion in this video Playing with your food, part of Learning Food and Drink Photography.
We call this movie "Playing with Food," but we're going to start by playing with a drink.…We're going to be doing a pour shot first.…Pour shots are always exciting, because no two are alike and even when things go…wrong, things can be right.…So I have my beer glass here that's already been prepped to look as if it just…came out of the cold box.…You might remember how we did that back in the chill movie to create the chill.…Now, I've already taken off the masking tape that we had on for the prep work and…remember, the glass is room temp as well as the beer bottle. And you would do the…same thing if you were using, say, root beer, or anything else.…
You can see I'm using my strobe light through a piece of plex, like I've shown…you in some of our other movies.…The plex is going to give us that beautiful diffuse light on the specular…surface of the glass and the bottle, and at the same time will light my…tombstones that I've placed out here behind the glass and the bottle.…So let's take a look and see what they look like through the camera, and you can…
- 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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