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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · The Food Photography Thread


There have been a few food photography threads over the years, but I though it would be a) fun and b) potentially useful to have a thread where we can capture people's experiences and questions in one place. Feel free to post pictures, techniques, gear, or your tips on setting up food pictures.

I will try to get a decent picture of my set-up. It is pretty simple - tripod, couple of daylight fluorescents, and white paper as background and reflector.

Most of my food photography is just home-cooked meals. This was this morning's leftovers - garlic chicken with arroz verde (Mexican green rice).

I look forward to seeing your food pictures!







Mar 11, 2017 at 03:36 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · The Food Photography Thread


A few older pictures






















Mar 11, 2017 at 04:08 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · The Food Photography Thread


Good stuff, and great thread idea. Been awhile since I've shot food - regrettably I'm a terrible chef. But here's an older image:



Sliders are nice and easy to cook.



Mar 11, 2017 at 04:34 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · The Food Photography Thread


This is Nikon gear right?




All the food I have

  NIKON D5100    56mm    f/6.3    1/2s    200 ISO    -0.7 EV  




Mar 11, 2017 at 05:19 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · The Food Photography Thread


ckcarr wrote:
This is Nikon gear right?


Yes, sorry. Recent pictures are usually Tamron 90mm VC Macro on Nikon D750. Most older pictures were Tamron 60mm f/2 Macro on D7000 or D5100.

Edit: Thanks for the laugh



Mar 11, 2017 at 05:33 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · The Food Photography Thread


Lauchlan Toal wrote:
Good stuff, and great thread idea. Been awhile since I've shot food - regrettably I'm a terrible chef. But here's an older image:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3920/14429629167_92f5c13b4e_b.jpg

Sliders are nice and easy to cook.


Thanks! I hope this catches on for various reasons, partly selfish - I am always looking to steal good ideas.

I like the repeating form on the sliders, fading into the distance . . . might just steal that



Mar 11, 2017 at 05:37 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · The Food Photography Thread


Like the idea for the thread, have done some, but would like to do more and having this to check into is helpful.


Mar 11, 2017 at 07:02 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · The Food Photography Thread


Brand new apple pie, right out of the oven, and exuding a wonderful aroma.

All that's needed now is a knife, a plate and a few dips of premium vanilla bean ice cream.

No time for a set up, must consume now.

Ed







Nikon D7000 200 ISO, 35mm DX at f8, SB400 with vello bounce flash diffuser



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Mar 11, 2017 at 10:34 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · The Food Photography Thread


I feel like I'm gaining weight just by looking at this thread.


Mar 12, 2017 at 12:22 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · The Food Photography Thread


Belgian Quad (beer IS good food)




  NIKON D800    28mm    f/2.2    1/30s    1250 ISO    -0.3 EV  




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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · The Food Photography Thread


Now I want fresh apple pie and Belgian beer for dinner.

nuclearjock wrote:
I feel like I'm gaining weight just by looking at this thread.


Not yet . . . OK now you gained weight:






This is my usual set-up - cheap and not particularly elegant, but it allows me to take a quick picture before dinner, and it sits out of the way in a closet. Two daylight fluorescents in cheap reflectors with white paper taped on as a diffuser. More white paper taped up as background and reflector.

I started out using a homemade cardboard softbox. When that started falling apart younger son made the wooden softbox as a present. I am thinking of removing the top front and top right side to allow more flexibility in lighting and photography angles.

If anyone else cares to post their set-up, I would love to see it.







Mar 12, 2017 at 02:11 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · The Food Photography Thread


A couple done for work.
Big window behind camera. D810, Sigma 50mm ART













Mar 12, 2017 at 02:23 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · The Food Photography Thread


^yum! I've never done food photography for $, but I thought it was recommended to backlight as a default starting point? Those burgers look amazing and I like the staging, light, and use of DOF.

Where's the PC-E guys on this thread?



Mar 12, 2017 at 02:49 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · The Food Photography Thread


I saw a nice setup that used window light, a wood block with a slightly used oven baking sheet in the background. (slightly out of focus) Looked great.


Mar 12, 2017 at 03:07 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · The Food Photography Thread




workerdrone wrote:
^yum! I've never done food photography for $, but I thought it was recommended to backlight as a default starting point? Those burgers look amazing and I like the staging, light, and use of DOF.

Where's the PC-E guys on this thread?


With these I wanted the burgers to have the light so they stand out. The beer, sauces etc are just too set the scene so didn't want a lot of light on them.

If I was shooting some food on a plate and there's want any staging then I would backlight them.



Mar 12, 2017 at 03:51 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · The Food Photography Thread


The Coolpix A also does food well

Markus





  COOLPIX A    19mm    f/2.8    1/60s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  




Mar 12, 2017 at 04:20 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · The Food Photography Thread


I'm generally defeated by food photography. I find appetizing color palettes hard to achieve.








Mar 13, 2017 at 06:41 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · The Food Photography Thread


Another shot from a while back, even though I don't drink I love shooting bottles. Didn't realize that you can rotate the label at the top until after the shot though, fortunately it was just for fun and not a paid shoot.




Mar 13, 2017 at 03:02 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · The Food Photography Thread


Only food photo I recall making, well snapshot of food






  NIKON D810    85mm    f/6.3    1/80s    8000 ISO    0.0 EV  




Mar 13, 2017 at 05:48 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · The Food Photography Thread


I use daylight always. And a reflector when needed...


































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