Sunday, September 6, 2009

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By Betty Jones

Were ever your focus you will see food photography. We are fenced in a sea of it. Open a magazine or newspaper and it will be there hurling its mouth watering images out at you stirring your taste buds into action.

When you first take a look into the world of food picture taking you may feel that you can never take photos like the professionals but you could amaze yourself.

As we all know - light is King in the world of photography. Getting the lighting right is always the number one concern. Take time to make sure your have plenty of light.

Natural light is great for food picture taking supported by flash bounced off a nearby wall to remove strong shadows can work wonders.

If you are going to be doing a lot of food picture taking then consider setting yourself up a food light box to make your job simpler and quicker. This consists of a framed area covered in diffusion screens with lights behind on stands or attached to flexible tubes so you can move them easily into position. The food sits on a plain smooth single coloured background cover that is usually white so there is no background to remove with Photoshop later. Make sure the cover is easy to wipe in case of food splashes.

Slow shutter speed is what you require when you are working with food pics. Mount your camera on a sturdy tripod and remember to use a shutter release cable so you do not move the camera. The slightest movement will create horrible blurring.

Choose your props very carefully to suit the end results that you are looking for. The props will make or break your photos. It's usually the props that set an amateur pic aside from a pro shot.

Use professional equipment when you do food photography and you will see the results. Using good quality lighting and a high quality camera are the main equipment your will need. You have to use a SLR camera with food photography if you want to get the best results. You will need to be able to zoom in and control the shutter and aperture settings to capture the full depth of the image.

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