"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > General Cooking
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-27-2011, 11:50 PM   #21
Executive Chef
 
bakechef's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 4,082
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hyperion View Post


lol I love those manual focus lenses. My dad had a very old mechanical camera with a manual focus lens, also with manual aperture and shutter control. I loved fiddling around the focus nob lol
This is an older Pentax 50mm. The cool thing is, Pentax still uses the same mount, so the lens fits right on. I have a Samsung DSLR that is made by Pentax. Apparently the camera is smart enough to know when this manual lens is focused because it will let out a chirp!
__________________

__________________
I'm Bloggin'

http://bakingbetter.com
bakechef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2011, 11:50 PM   #22
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,091
I visually inspected the pizza. I would like you to send it to me so that I could make a more thorough inspection and determine if it was indeed as nice as it looked.

Great job, it looks wonderful, Hyperion!
__________________

__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2011, 12:06 AM   #23
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 340
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawgluver View Post
I visually inspected the pizza. I would like you to send it to me so that I could make a more thorough inspection and determine if it was indeed as nice as it looked.

Great job, it looks wonderful, Hyperion!
lol you can just go to the linked webpage
http://i41.tinypic.com/flhi5g.jpg
and then download the full sized photo
thanks!
__________________
Hyperion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2011, 12:07 AM   #24
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,091
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hyperion
lol you can just go to the linked webpage
http://i41.tinypic.com/flhi5g.jpg
and then download the full sized photo
thanks!
I meant the REAL pizza! It looks delicious!

On second thought, the postage would be really expensive....
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2011, 12:09 AM   #25
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 340
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawgluver View Post
I meant the REAL pizza! It looks delicious!
thanks lol. I guess different person has different preference on how the pizza should be, mine has a chewy crust due to high gluten flour. It does hurt my gum after eating four of them lol
__________________
Hyperion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2011, 04:16 PM   #26
Head Chef
 
GLC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Near Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,216
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hyperion View Post
I guess I just have to spend the 160 dollars for a lighting set lol.
Here's what I was talking about to make your own scrims for diffusing direct light.



I used to pick up cheap, thin white fabric for them. I like the kind pictured, because it has the wood blocks where it's tensioned, and that's a convenient place to clamp it to a support. It also gives you something to screw to, if you want to mount a flat support to it and extends back to the light mount, so there aren't so many supports in the way.

And there are all these collapsible discs with scrims and different color reflectors.
Amazon.com: Neewer 110CM 43" 5-in-1 Collapsible Multi-Disc Light Reflector: Camera & Photo

I see a lot of lighting sets being offered with photo florescent lamps. I must say I've never worked with photo florescents, but it strikes me that most of them are underpowered, even if they're truthful about their light output. You want considerable light, in order that you have as much latitude for depth of field as possible, especially when you will lose a lot in reflectors or diffusers, without running into extremely long exposures that can produce odd sensor responses. But I see that even basic Smith-Victor quartz set-ups have gotten ridiculously expensive.

But this is a photo accessory for $22.


While this is less than $10 at a hardware store.


If you can swing the ready-to-go photo lighting set, go for it. I was just too broke way back when I was beginning as a serious photographer, and out of necessity, I made or adapted everything I could.

Oh. And look at this.
Amazon.com: XPRO 36"x36" Studio Photography Light Tent - Dome - Cube - Box: Camera & Photo

I wouldn't buy one. They're too easy to build to suit the size you want. Light wooden frames, Hula Hoops, etc. for frames and thin cloth. You shoot through a hole in the front. Shadowless, and easy to avoid reflections in glazed plates and glassware.
__________________
"Kitchen duty is awarded only to those of manifest excellence..." - The Master, Dogen
GLC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2011, 12:56 PM   #27
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 340
Quote:
Originally Posted by GLC View Post
Here's what I was talking about to make your own scrims for diffusing direct light.



I used to pick up cheap, thin white fabric for them. I like the kind pictured, because it has the wood blocks where it's tensioned, and that's a convenient place to clamp it to a support. It also gives you something to screw to, if you want to mount a flat support to it and extends back to the light mount, so there aren't so many supports in the way.

And there are all these collapsible discs with scrims and different color reflectors.
Amazon.com: Neewer 110CM 43" 5-in-1 Collapsible Multi-Disc Light Reflector: Camera & Photo

I see a lot of lighting sets being offered with photo florescent lamps. I must say I've never worked with photo florescents, but it strikes me that most of them are underpowered, even if they're truthful about their light output. You want considerable light, in order that you have as much latitude for depth of field as possible, especially when you will lose a lot in reflectors or diffusers, without running into extremely long exposures that can produce odd sensor responses. But I see that even basic Smith-Victor quartz set-ups have gotten ridiculously expensive.

But this is a photo accessory for $22.


While this is less than $10 at a hardware store.


If you can swing the ready-to-go photo lighting set, go for it. I was just too broke way back when I was beginning as a serious photographer, and out of necessity, I made or adapted everything I could.

Oh. And look at this.
Amazon.com: XPRO 36"x36" Studio Photography Light Tent - Dome - Cube - Box: Camera & Photo

I wouldn't buy one. They're too easy to build to suit the size you want. Light wooden frames, Hula Hoops, etc. for frames and thin cloth. You shoot through a hole in the front. Shadowless, and easy to avoid reflections in glazed plates and glassware.
lol the tent looks interesting. thanks for your help!
__________________
Hyperion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2011, 08:21 PM   #28
Head Chef
 
GLC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Near Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,216
We've kind of worn the topic out for now, but I ran across this photo, and it just struck me as such a perfect example of texture, range of tone and color, subtle lighting, and a certain attractive lack of apparent staging. .
__________________
"Kitchen duty is awarded only to those of manifest excellence..." - The Master, Dogen
GLC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2011, 03:01 AM   #29
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 340
Quote:
Originally Posted by GLC View Post
We've kind of worn the topic out for now, but I ran across this photo, and it just struck me as such a perfect example of texture, range of tone and color, subtle lighting, and a certain attractive lack of apparent staging. .
Where's the photo?
__________________
Hyperion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2011, 09:34 AM   #30
Head Chef
 
GLC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Near Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,216
Sorry. I came up when I previewed. Let's try it this way.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	food_porn_13.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	101.6 KB
ID:	12504  
__________________

__________________
"Kitchen duty is awarded only to those of manifest excellence..." - The Master, Dogen
GLC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.