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mark040477 Apr 15, 2005 10:49 AM

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Earlier today I tried shooting some food photos. It was hard to get an image without DOF. Some areas are blurry other areas are sharp. I want to get an all sharp image. I'm using a canon 300d with a 50mm 1.8 II lens. I shot this photos using natural light (slightly cloudy).

I need your help on how I can improve my photos.

All your comments, tips and suggestions are very much appreciated.

mark040477 Apr 15, 2005 10:51 AM

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this one is called "Dinuguan"...the black soup is pig's blood.

mark040477 Apr 15, 2005 10:52 AM

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fried fish...

mark040477 Apr 15, 2005 10:54 AM

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fish in coconut milk

mark040477 Apr 15, 2005 10:57 AM

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...i don't know how to call this in english but this is pork with shrimp paste.

Proxes Apr 15, 2005 2:59 PM

Use Av mode and adjust the aperture to suit what you want for a depth of field and just use a tripod so shutter speed isn't an issue.

One of my favorite accessories I have with my 20D is the remote shutter controller, that with a tripod = no motion blur.

berto Apr 16, 2005 2:07 PM

mark... try using a higher apperture, i can see you started with f1.8 which rightfully gives you a very shallow depth of field. start at f8 and go higher(use a tripod) otherwise, if you really want to shoot them sharp. shoot from the top. at least start at 45 degree and higher and higher until your subjects are all sharp.

okay, now pass me the dinuguan and the pork and the fish. oh, where's the rice?

Nancy Gabby Apr 18, 2005 1:17 AM

does the 300D have the DOF preview? Then you could check the depth of field b4 shooting. But if you want depth of field stop down to f16 or22. I agree with Proxes, get a tripod, if you don't have the shutter cable, use the timer, shoot in Av and keep changing the fstops until you get the DOF you want. Nice pictures, it's making me hungry. Not crazy about the pigs blood, though. Reminds me of the PR blood sausages.

mark040477 Apr 20, 2005 1:49 PM

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Thanks for the tip everyone. I did what u said and it works!!! :D:D:D:D

I'll attach an image of my mini test. I'll try it again on food.

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