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Submit a photograph of food. Your goal is to take a photograph of food in a way that it appears appetizing. Take a look at some quality cookbooks for examples of this kind of photography.
Thursday, 16th June, 2011 (GMT)
Thursday, 23rd June, 2011 –
Wednesday, 29th June, 2011
Thursday, 30th June, 2011 –
Wednesday, 6th July, 2011
- Minimal post-processing. This challenge is an exercise in straight photography.
- Food is often improved with added sharpness and texture enhancement.
- Shoot quickly. Your food ought to be fresh out of the oven or refrigerator.
- Natural sky lighting is best. A small distant window gives a nice quality of light that gives definition. You may need to add a reflector to fill in the shadows.
- Try not to use your camera's flash.
- Be sure your exposure is good, avoiding both deep shadows in the food, or color shifts due to overexposure.
- The best shots tend to be at a low angle, or from directly above.
- Use a telephoto or macro lens to isolate your subject. You will likely need a tripod.
- Have a number of props, such as napkins, silverware, or salt shakers, to add some interest, but don't allow these to overwhelm your subject.
- You may want a plain and unobtrusive background.
- Good white balance will make the food look better.
- Food photos are often disappointing. Add sharpening and local contrast in your image to enhance texture.
- Use your best technique and equipment - sharpness is important.
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Very Sweet and Juicy Lychee
Wednesday, 29th June, 2011 15:52
||Monday, 6th July, 2009
||A dated M42 mm lens was used to capture this picture