Food Photography in Less than 10.

November 22, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

For quite some time now, Whenever I see something edible and pretty looking, I always have that urge to take a photo of it. Most of the time I take photos of food for my own pleasure which pretty much drives my family nuts when I am in one of those moods. why? because I have to stop them from destroying the pretty little thing and eating it for a little bit so I can take a picture of it first! haha! so unconsciously, I have noticed that my speed in taking the shot gone a little faster every time I have to stop them. well for a couple reason. 1. is that in the back of my mind there are people waiting for me and 2. I also want to rush it so I can eat it too! haha! PRESSURE is ON! 

Today I get to take a picture of this delicious Peach Cobbler Pie. It was sitting by the window and I couldn't help but notice the ever famous golden hour happening. My lovely mother brewing coffee and ohhh the aroma... I'm pretty sure every single one of you can appreciate the smell of freshly brewed coffee! oh well maybe some of the very few don't appreciate that smell. ha- ok. well back on track here. The picture. yes. I quickly got my camera out and cleaned out the counter by the window and positioned the Pie right by. It's pretty self-explanatory. easy peasy window light camera - Boom. Composition is the tricky part. having it set by the window with very limited space. nothing much is there really to showcase - in my opinion, I really just want to take a picture of the pie before I stuff my face with it. No reflectors none of that shebang. All I really needed there was a hungry tummy and a camera. :p 

So to cut it all short without the short story behind my photo, if you want to get a shot of your pretty lookin delicious food to look like mine. you need a camera (even an iPhone can do this.) Some good ole classic window light, a shiny table or anything that reflects like back to have a little fill light and oh yea I chose a white/ light colored plate to help my lighting since I wanted a softer shadow. Light colored things especially white bounces light back to your subject hence solves the no reflector situation. To get technical, Don't be scared to raise your ISO. Most newer cameras can handle High ISO very well. The grain you get from shooting in HIGH ISO is your friend. :)

So here it is. 

(Nikon D600 - Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 - Shot at ISO200 1/80 secs. f/2.8)

 

(Nikon D600 - Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 - Shot at ISO200 1/80 secs. f/2.8)

(Nikon D600 - Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 - Shot at ISO200 1/80 secs. f/2.8)

And a little bit of post work, just a minor cleanup and combined them all together in one canvas. Shwallah! here is the final product! Food Photography in less than 10 minutes. 

 

Till Next time! Hope this little spill helps! :) 

-Antonio F


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