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Old Apr 2, 2005, 12:37 PM   #1
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I have to take food shots for work for small prints (labels, boxes, etc...) I would like advise on the lighting for this type of photography. Anyone with experiences in this area? I am willing to invest on strobes if necessary. If so, at what watt and how many? The dishes will mainly be on a nice dining table where table cloth and utensils will be blurry, and sometimes i will only crop out the dish.
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Old Jul 29, 2005, 12:05 AM   #2
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Depending on the type of food you are shooting and the overall look of the image will determine the lighting you will use.

A main light with white board for a fill could work. Putting a box with translucent material above the food and lighting from the top will give a nice soft look. Setting up plexiglass with light coming from behind and a main light from the front would work also.

I would suggest picking up some food magazines and looking at the lighting that is used there and duplicate it.

Hope this helps.
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