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dbesed
02-07-2012, 05:16 AM
Does anybody have some good tips how to make decent food pictures apart from good light, and a good camera?

sw2geeks
02-07-2012, 08:47 AM
I have a couple of basic tips and some example Pics here (http://www.dfw.com/2011/12/14/550548/food-porn-our-weekend-chefs-favorite.html).

dbesed
02-07-2012, 10:30 AM
Very informative read and beautifule photos.

Man that pizza looks awesome, i have become hungry just by looking at it :)

Hards80
02-07-2012, 02:27 PM
The trick is to fill the frame with your food and have plenty of light and/or add lighting. And pick an angle that accentuates the food, too often people shoot flat down making it appear flat and uninteresting

Ther are a few examples on my flickr page
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dhardwick/

DwarvenChef
02-07-2012, 05:56 PM
Outstanding :) My daughter and I have been taking pics of food lately and I must say that she is getting way ahead of me in her ability to snag a great shot, I tend to only take a couple pics, she just goes nuts with different angles and if time permits she starts messing with the settings to see what happens :p I love watching her get pulled in at times :) (proud papa)

sw2geeks
02-07-2012, 09:03 PM
Outstanding :) My daughter and I have been taking pics of food lately and I must say that she is getting way ahead of me in her ability to snag a great shot, I tend to only take a couple pics, she just goes nuts with different angles and if time permits she starts messing with the settings to see what happens :p I love watching her get pulled in at times :) (proud papa)

I have noticed a lot of nice food pics from you lately:)

slowtyper
02-07-2012, 11:45 PM
Thanks for the tips. I am interested in doing some nice photos as well. I have a canon g12 and don't know much about how to use it.

I am thinking of picking up one of these light tents: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/40cm-photo-light-tent-with-colored-background-cloths-white-5224

Good idea or not worth it?

sw2geeks
02-08-2012, 01:59 AM
Thanks for the tips. I am interested in doing some nice photos as well. I have a canon g12 and don't know much about how to use it.

I am thinking of picking up one of these light tents: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/40cm-photo-light-tent-with-colored-background-cloths-white-5224

Good idea or not worth it?
The g12 is a nice camera, I think canon has some tutorials on their site on how to use their camera settings. I would check them out or look over the manual to get to know your camera better for things like white balance.

The tent you linked too looked a little small to me, more the size for pictures of jewelry, I would go a couple of sizes larger for knives/food. A big window with a curtain might give you the same diffused effect.

dbesed
02-08-2012, 06:02 AM
Thanks guys, it look i have a lot to learn about photography. I did some reading on the internet and there was a lot of therminology i did not understand (sepousure, f-number, etc..) and it felt like the first time i start to read about knifes( tang, bolster,...) W t f :) . But its fun to learn something new. Unfortunately now i dont have the money to afford a DSLR or even n better compact camera(i'm a student) , so i will try with what i have and start experimenting with light and angles of view.

SpikeC
02-08-2012, 03:03 PM
I made a light box out of a cardboard box, I cut bug square holes in the sides and taped white paper over the holes, then set a portable clamp light against the paper. Then I shot this with a Canon SD500:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GO3nmKJEqEc/TuagDDoqQZI/AAAAAAAAAYs/1IO6NjkwdoQ/s640/IMG_2629.JPG

Eamon Burke
02-08-2012, 03:19 PM
Spike! Where is your Gallery, bro??

Kyle
02-08-2012, 03:36 PM
Everything you need to know about food photography. :lol2:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afNIRFCiKEo

dbesed
02-08-2012, 06:17 PM
LOL :)

Crothcipt
02-08-2012, 09:35 PM
I wonder if that technique works with portraits?