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Old 04-01-2013, 07:30 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by GotGarlic View Post
Hey, PPO! You always post beautiful food pr0n I was wondering what your photo setup is like. Do you have a micro-studio or do you use a countertop? Or something else? Do you have special lighting equipment? Would love some tips Thanks.
Sorry I took so long to respond but some how I missed this post.

This is the studio that I used (light was way better yesterday):
It is a hotel room and I pulled the night stand over by the window.

Mobile Studio by powerplantop, on Flickr

I shot it from the same direction basically looking into the light. Latter when I shot the steak the light was getting low so I shot with the light behind me.

TTATTRAT nailed the lighting, all natural light. I used a 50mm lens. Most of my food shots are shot with that lens. I do want to get something that I can get closer with. For food shots I always use aperture priority mode.

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Old 04-01-2013, 02:12 PM   #12
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Cool, thanks. Here's my setup. I have a box on top of a file cabinet with the sides cut out and a piece of plastic attached to one side, to diffuse the light from the light I used to have the file cabinet on another wall where the window was on the side, but now I have a bookshelf there. I always use the automatic macro setting. Too lazy to change the settings I'll have to try that.
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