Tasty Food Photography & Design (Vol.2)
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Food Photography : Setup and Props
Proximity to a kitchen: Outside of the pan or fridge, food can quickly start to look waxy and lose its appeal when it gets too cold, too wilted, or too warm. Fish and meat seem to lose their juicy plumpness only too soon. Warm cream sauces tend to separate into unsightly drops instead of staying smooth. So being close to a kitchen or having ultra-fresh food available for your shoot is imperative. For this reason, my client had rented a commercial kitchen, where we would prepare, style, and photograph the dishes.
Lighting: I inquired about the lighting conditions in the kitchen way ahead of time. My Canon 10D has a nifty White Balance option that will let me adjust for various lighting conditions on the fly, but film users must be aware of the perilous lighting conditions they can encounter on a shoot. In my case, two large rows of fluorescent lights with plastic diffusers were mounted directly overhead, providing plentiful, even illumination. Fluorescent lighting, however, will tint an image an unsightly shade of green. To retain the all-important natural colors in my images, I switched my camera's White Balance setting to "fluorescent," activating the 10D's built-in color compensation mode. Film users should use a magenta filter to compensate for fluorescent light, or if shooting with stationary indoor lights, switch to tungsten-balanced film. More information about this topic can be found in ephotozine's Guide to colour temperature article.
Props & Backgrounds: In food photography good props can make or break an image. Carefully plan your food items ahead of time. Know what colors you'll have to work with, and buy plates, tablecloths, napkins, and silverware to complement and contrast those colors. Stores like Pier 1 Imports and IKEA harbor tons of fun, stylish, and colorful accessories at reasonable prices. At the very least though, get yourself a black plate. Pretty much all food will look good on it; you cannot go wrong. Although your background will be out of focus, it's still important. Experiment with more than just the traditional tablecloth; try sand, paper, bricks, leaves, or cool fabrics.
Garnishes: It's a good idea to have plenty of garnishes at hand. Professional food stylists employ all kinds of less-than-delicious techniques to fool viewers into thinking that what they are looking at is mouth watering--when actually it's motor oil, paint, glycerin, or glue. Since you will most likely stick to real food, and this is an area you can be wildly creative in, here are a few suggestions to get you started: fresh herbs, colorful spices like curry and paprika, a variety of seeds like sesame or poppy, sauces (pre-prepared and stored in squeeze bottles in the fridge), and small, graceful vegetables like green onions and radishes.
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