23 January 2008

Food photography

Taking good photos of food is not as easy as it looks - lighting, composition, angles etc are all potential problem areas. Close-up shots are less forgiving to movement than pictures at a distance. It is harder to get a good focus, so I used a tripod but if you don't have one at hand try using a stack of books for stability.

Settings


  • Camera Olympus E500

  • Aperture - f/4.5

  • Shutter Speed - 1/8 sec

  • ISO-100

  • Focal Length - 50mm

  • Exposure Compensation 0 step





Also trying my hand at a Lemonade experiment. Saw someone else do this and it looked great. Think I need a bit more practice. It's not as easy as it looks. Wish they would tell me their secret but you know how some people hate sharing their knowledge ........ Only kidding I know this person would share if I asked.


Settings



  • Camera Olympus E500

  • Aperture - f/18

  • Shutter Speed - 4 sec

  • ISO-100

  • Focal Length - 50mm

  • Exposure Compensation -1 step

1 comment:

AB said...

Yum! That kiwi looks stunning; love your take on the lemonade treatment. Really lovely macro work. I know what you mean about close-up work being unforgiving, it's sometimes so difficult to overcome motion in the image and camera shake becomes so noticeable. I often use my remote release or self-timer function to avoid the movement of pressing the shutter button, and when possible I use mirror lock-up too.