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Old 12-07-2018, 11:22 AM   #1
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Shooting Food Porn Like A Pro

A video on food styling showed up on my youtube list, so I did a little exploring. I came across this one, which some of you might find interesting. She also has other videos on food photography, which includes prepping the food to make it look better (and also make it inedible in the process).


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Old 12-07-2018, 12:16 PM   #2
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Always shoot at an angle, not straight down. It makes the "food" look bigger.
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:50 PM   #3
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Old 12-07-2018, 03:18 PM   #4
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A video on food styling showed up on my youtube list, so I did a little exploring. I came across this one, which some of you might find interesting. She also has other videos on food photography, which includes prepping the food to make it look better (and also make it inedible in the process).
Thanks for the vid. Great ideas. Back grounds are always a challenge for me. Shots taken in a normal kitchen setting always have some unwanted background. As an example in these the tile background is a major distraction ...
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For backgrounds you can use colored poster board or get cabinet lining. Found a nice one at WalMart for $5. Put it on a poster board and now I have a nice background.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:11 PM   #7
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For backgrounds you can use colored poster board or get cabinet lining. Found a nice one at WalMart for $5. Put it on a poster board and now I have a nice background.
This is a good suggestion. Here's an illustration:
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Very interesting video Tenspeed, thanks for posting it. I watched the whole thing and saved it. I'll look at the Adobe app that she mentioned and play around with it.

I usually just take a pic of the finished plate on my dining room table, at an angle. The only background is the table. Once in a while a bit of a plant or part of the patio gets in the frame, but not very often.
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Very interesting video Tenspeed, thanks for posting it. I watched the whole thing and saved it. I'll look at the Adobe app that she mentioned and play around with it.

I usually just take a pic of the finished plate on my dining room table, at an angle. The only background is the table. Once in a while a bit of a plant or part of the patio gets in the frame, but not very often.

You must do some secret magic Cheryl, as your pictures are always better than most.

I watched several of her video's and like her personality a lot. I wish she had a secret for keeping her food hot enough to eat at the end of a shoot!
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