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Old Feb 1, 2008, 3:56 PM   #1
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I recently got asked by a friend to help develop her portfolio as a creative food stylist (she's done a lot of fashion and some food already). never thought about shooting food - eating yes but takign pics no so I was more than happy to help out, esp if I can get a nice pic or two for us both:

1. Blue Cake




2. Another angle:



3. Cream




4. Bread...




5. Fish (being a veggie I did find this one a bit hard to shoot)



All the shots were take with the E1 + 14-54 ZD + 2 Flash's off camera, triggered by a gadget infinity (check ebay) wireless triggers. Notes; Need to be careful with the DOF, possibly need the 35mm f3.5 macro or possibly use the macro ext tube with the 35-100F2. Live view and a the E3's articulated screen will be really useful for these kinds of shoots.

Another shoot is planned for this week - so hopefully i can get whatever she'd cooked up to pose for me.

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Old Feb 2, 2008, 5:56 AM   #2
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Interestingshots, Harj

I've been toldthat if you're shooting a food object that you want to appear to be moist with water droplets, put some glycerine in a spray bottle and do a light sprayon the object. The glycerine doesn't evaporate quickly like water does, but looks likewater in the photo. Of course, if you do that you can't eat the subject when you're done...

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Old Feb 2, 2008, 9:06 AM   #3
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Agree with Ted.

When you next pass a bookshop, have a look at something like this book: http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Food-P.../dp/1592008208. It has some great chapters on light, composition and set-up.

If you insist on using flash, I would try bouncing them into white or silver umbrellas.

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Hi Guys and Gals,

Thanks for the feedback, I really didn;t have a clue on what to expect and really hot to do the shoot. I went straight after work m so no chance of taking lightstands or brolleys with me bu thats the plan for the next one, whcih I should have the E3 for.

Jorgenm thanks of eth link to the book - i think I'll borrow it from eth lobrabry oif I can or just buy it. Looks very useful!

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Sorry, I only now noticed that Google books hasn't got round to scan this book.
The publisher's link is better as you can read it online: http://safari.oreilly.com/1592008208

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And a blog with some very good tips: http://www.digitalfoodphotos.com/blog/

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