By Nicole S. Young
Are you a “foodie” seeking to take attention-grabbing images of your culinary concoctions? Do you've a nutrition web publication that you’d prefer to increase with greater visuals? do you need to create photographs that conjure up the flavors of your favourite meals yet lack the photographic strategy to make it take place? Then this e-book is for you!
In foodstuff images: From Snapshots to nice Shots, photographer Nicole younger dishes up the fundamentals on getting the precise digital camera equipment–lights, lenses, reflectors, etc.–and takes you thru the major photographic ideas of aperture, ISO, and shutter pace. She then discusses lighting fixtures and composition and indicates tips to sort nutrients utilizing props, materials, and tabletops. eventually, she explains tips to increase your images via sprucing, colour enhancement, and different enhancing strategies. fantastically illustrated with huge, vivid images, this publication bargains the sensible suggestion and specialist taking pictures advice you must get the nutrition photos you will want whenever you decide up your camera.
stick to with your pleasant and an expert consultant, photographer and writer Nicole S. younger, and also you will:
• Use your camera’s settings to realize complete keep an eye on over the feel and appear of your images
• Master the photographic fundamentals of composition, concentration, intensity of box, and masses more
• Learn to reinforce your foodstuff pictures utilizing expert nutrients styling concepts
• Get tips about sorts of lights, together with strobes, flashes, and traditional light
• Improve the glance of your photographs utilizing Adobe Photoshop
• Go “behind the scenes” and stroll in the course of the strategy of growing nice foodstuff photos with a whole bankruptcy of start-to-finish examples
And as soon as you’ve received the shot, exhibit it off! sign up for the book’s Flickr team to percentage your photographs, recipes, and counsel at flickr.com/group/foodphotographyfromsnapshotstogreatshots. <p style="margin: 0px;">
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Each of these types of light creates a different mood, which is often referred to as the “quality” of the light. coLor The color of light you use with food photography is extremely important. My advice is to stick to anything that is daylight balanced, like sunlight or strobes. 1). If you’re using the JPEG file format, you need to be very careful of your white balance setting. If the color is off, it’s likely that the orange-reddish cast from, let’s say, a tungsten light source will remain, and a strange or unusual colorcast on a food photograph is just not very appetizing.
But if you ask me, it’s worth the time and effort if you want to photograph your food with good-quality off-camera strobe lights. ) 42 f o o d P h o T o g r a P h Y : f r o m s n a P s h o T s T o g r e aT s h o T s Chapter 2 Challenges As you may already know (or have recently discovered), there’s a lot of photography gear you can use with food photography. The items listed in this chapter are just the tip of the iceberg—you’ll find out about even more tools and pieces of equipment on your own, and some additional items are mentioned throughout the remainder of this book.
Some photographers prefer to use only prime lenses, because they can create sharper focus points and are much faster to focus. A zoom lens, on the other hand, is a lens that has a range of focal lengths, like 18–55mm or 70–200mm. Because zoom lenses have more moving parts than prime lenses, they can create a softer focus and may be slower. But on the flip side, their different focal lengths offer a lot of flexibility. macro lenses Macro lenses are lenses that allow you to get very close to your subject, and they are available at many different focal lengths.