Join Bill Robbins for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing ingredients for a salad, part of Learning Food and Drink Photography.
For this movie, I want to show you, with our food stylist, Claire Stancer, what…to look for when you put salad ingredients together from the store or farmers' market.…Having fresh ingredients is the key to making your salad, or any food…photography, look great.…So before we put our salad together, here are some tips on want to look for.…Okay Claire, let's see what you brought in from the store.…Claire: Okay, well, I think the idea is to either go to a farmers' market if you have…one handy and it's convenient, or to a high-end grocery store, because what you…get is flawless vegetables.…
In this case, there is beautiful radishes. They look like they've just…been pulled from the garden with these stems. The leaves are fresh. The color is uniform.…Next, I'm going to our onions. The little red onions that I brought are really…tight--that's how you know that an onion is fresh.…If I was to cut this onion, the circles inside would be really tight and…very deep in color.…I'm going to go next to my frisee lettuce, which is this unusual lettuce here…
- 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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