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Old 09-05-2007, 08:22 AM   #31
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Putting this photo class together sounds better and better all the time.

I have both a compact tripod with 6 or 7 inch legs (they do telescope to 24") and a full size one. I broke my monopod last year and need to buy another one of those. All are handy in one way or another.

The fun thing about digital is you are only limited by battery power which means you can goof off with ordinary subjects while you test out different settings. Since a tripod allows you to keep the position of the camera constant, you can concentrate on lighting or different settings. My weak point is recording my notes. I farked around for 20 minutes with water pictures one day ..... probably couldn't find my notes to save my life. Rick clued me to viewing the image data recorded on all digital photos, and that helps a lot. I still need to move some into a sample folder and paste a few details below each one for reference.



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Old 09-05-2007, 10:13 AM   #32
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Good point. The autoflash makes an estimated guess for when there's not enough light overall to get a decent shot. Most camera's software seems to operate on a general sense of "there's not enough light in this frame overall, so I need to turn on the flash for this shot under these conditions."

That means it won't turn on the flash for harsh outdoor light conditions because there's plenty of illumination (overall). When you have a low light condition, it'll flash and blow out the image with a blinding white glare because most point & shoots can't soften the flash when it's needed.

Cameras doesn't need to be fancy to make good photos either. It's about the cook, not the cooker. Luckily, these days you get more features and advanced technology that the same price bought last year.
Thanks for the photo lesson professor...I have a Canon Power Shot A95. 5.0 mega pixels. I've been "pointing and shooting" up till now. The interest in taking better pictures stems from Rick's food photography. I'll delve a little further in to my camera's features and see what I come up with.

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Old 09-05-2007, 03:21 PM   #33
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Great thread here guys...I'm going home tonight & am gonna break out the Olympus manual, keep the info coming & we'll all be taking pictures like Rick & that would be a good thing
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Old 09-05-2007, 03:58 PM   #34
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I always need to learn how to use a camera. My wife and I got a nice digital, but have not spent much time looking at the instruction. That would be a good start.
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Old 09-05-2007, 05:59 PM   #35
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Great thread guys & gals. Ive got a nice Lumix camera with a Leica lense and the manual is like a farkin college physics exam. I need to sit down with the manual and get serious with it.
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:43 PM   #36
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wow, mon... you guys need to stop calling my name. i'm getting all flushed and stuff.

i have no formal training in photography, or photoshop for that matter. i do however, have a couple of good photography books i got in the 80's for the basics and i've been taking food photos on and off since around 1985.

what i do is push every button till something cool happens! seriously... that's how i learn computer application programs also. the bestest button ever invented was the 'undo' button.

so go ahead and read the manual guys... but i think you'd be better off learning the basics of shutter speed, aperture size, composition, and framing in a general photography reference and then applying those basics to your cameras.

anyway... i got this new nikon d80 in april 07 and i think i'm getting the hang of it now.

so where is this thread leading, kurt? when will the 'critic' appear? heheh

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Old 09-05-2007, 07:12 PM   #37
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Im seeing a pattern here..."We all have nice digitals...but haven't read the manual"! LOL! I wonder what would happen...say in a month or so to our pron shots after READING the FARKIN" things???

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The camera is still just part of it... help with composition, layout, lighting, etc., is part of what I'm going to try to get for me, and then share around a bit.

Check out this entry for photos:
http://nikas-culinaria.com/2007/08/0...mokehouse-bbq/
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The camera is still just part of it... help with composition, layout, lighting, etc., is part of what I'm going to try to get for me, and then share around a bit.

Check out this entry for photos:
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:17 PM   #40
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Here's a photo tip for you.

Besides looking at what you want to photograph, look at what else will be in the image, like stained tablecloths, misplaced spots of food on the plate and things in the background.




Then you won't have to spend so much time and effort cleaning up the image digitally!!! Duh!
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:47 PM   #41
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Ah food porn tips! Here's a few.

Different angles help. Most people shoot from the top down and shoot just the center plate. Try shooting a whole setting. Here's a shot I did for an asian plate I was developing.


You can change the angle to a side shot and add action for more interest as in here.



Try to pick a background that compliments the food. (smoked corned beef in this one)


Add contrasting garnish. I think the mint leaf really pops this watermelon / basalmic appetizer.


Try to avoid the "cafeteria compartment plate" where the plate is divided into thirds of protein/veggies/starch. Layer your plate. Here the grilled swordfish is over the bed of red rice and the burrie blanc is drizzled over both the protein and veggies.


Try getting up close and on the same level as your dish


Take your camera out of program mode and try aperture priority. Narrow the depth of field so that just the subject is in focus.
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Ah food porn tips! Here's a few.

Different angles help. Most people shoot from the top down and shoot just the center plate. Try shooting a whole setting. Here's a shot I did for an asian plate I was developing.


You can change the angle to a side shot and add action for more interest as in here.



Try to pick a background that compliments the food. (smoked corned beef in this one)


Add contrasting garnish. I think the mint leaf really pops this watermelon / basalmic appetizer.


Try to avoid the "cafeteria compartment plate" where the plate is divided into thirds of protein/veggies/starch. Layer your plate. Here the grilled swordfish is over the bed of red rice and the burrie blanc is drizzled over both the protein and veggies.


Try getting up close and on the same level as your dish


Take your camera out of program mode and try aperture priority. Narrow the depth of field so that just the subject is in focus.
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Dug out the tripod when I got home last night & the camera manual. Set the tripod up in the kitchen & started farkin' around (I''l upload the pics tonight hopefully). Wife comes down & the lights are off & I'm taking pictures of the stove burner on high flame, she just shakes her head & says she doesn't even want to know
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Ah food porn tips! Here's a few.

Different angles help. Most people shoot from the top down and shoot just the center plate. Try shooting a whole setting. Here's a shot I did for an asian plate I was developing.


You can change the angle to a side shot and add action for more interest as in here.



Try to pick a background that compliments the food. (smoked corned beef in this one)


Add contrasting garnish. I think the mint leaf really pops this watermelon / basalmic appetizer.


Try to avoid the "cafeteria compartment plate" where the plate is divided into thirds of protein/veggies/starch. Layer your plate. Here the grilled swordfish is over the bed of red rice and the burrie blanc is drizzled over both the protein and veggies.


Try getting up close and on the same level as your dish


Take your camera out of program mode and try aperture priority. Narrow the depth of field so that just the subject is in focus.
Great Shots! Thanks for sharing the tips as well. For some reason I want a slice of Key Lime Pie!

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