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Old 04-06-2011, 12:22 PM   #51
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bakechef, how did you manage to get natural light? did you cook in the morning or wait until morning to take the photo?
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:56 PM   #52
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For the soup, putting it in a black bowl might help remove a bit of the "blah" look to it. If you can't add ingredients to provide contrast, try different colored dishes. I agree about leaving the pepper out. Add it just before eating, after you've taken the photo. :)
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:04 PM   #53
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For the soup, putting it in a black bowl might help remove a bit of the "blah" look to it. If you can't add ingredients to provide contrast, try different colored dishes. I agree about leaving the pepper out. Add it just before eating, after you've taken the photo. :)
lol this was exactly what I was thinking. miso soup also has this blah color and they often serve it in a black wooden bowl
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:39 PM   #54
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Just Foolin' Around...

Just foolin' around with these photos.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:09 PM   #55
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bakechef, how did you manage to get natural light? did you cook in the morning or wait until morning to take the photo?
I have a big west facing kitchen window, so I get lots of afternoon light. I also have a chandelier (not exactly natural light) that throws off just enough light for photos. It's all about finding that place in your house that has the best light.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:11 PM   #56
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Just foolin' around with these photos.
I like your lighting adjustments, but maybe a little to much sharpness for me.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:56 PM   #57
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no fancy high priced stuff is being demanded.. here is a small sample of what i've shot only recently










^ice cream had started to melt once I finally got the shot I wanted
no fancy camera stuff or lighting..basic kitchen lighting, adjusted ISO and white balance, shot and fixed in Adobe lightroom. some, I darkened the background or blurred the background more to give you more of a focal point. I have a ton more on my computer I just grabbed some at random.
All of this shot with like a $30 camera..no my pictures never shine as hard as they could but they shine enough to bring detail and ideas of what I am doing...
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:28 PM   #58
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Here are a few I took with just overhead lighting, a table lamp that happened to be on in the room and the flash. I did use Photoshop to zoom in and then crop the images.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:39 PM   #59
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Nice shots, Dave.
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this thread has turned into food porn.

very nice pics, everyone.
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