See How Photographer Created This Underwater Picture Without Photoshop

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Photoshop has become such a standard part of advertising photography that we don’t even blink anymore when we see it.  So it takes us a little by surprise when we find an incredible image that was actually shot entirely in-camera.

The creative genius of  Christian Seel shone through on the cover of Philip Preston’s new book, Immersed: The Definitive Guide to Sous Vide Cooking.  Not wanting to rely on cheap tricks, Christian and his team devised a surprising way of capturing the dynamic image in-camera:  by literally putting Phillip’s head into a sous vide cooker.

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Make Your Own Fake Ice Cubes For Photography Staging

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I’m an impatient person.  I’m also very singularly-minded, so when I get an idea in my head, everything else gets put on hold while I’m pursuing it (and, often making a mess in the process).

I needed some artificial ice cubes for a few personal photo projects, but I didn’t want to have to buy any or be arsed to wait for them to arrive in the mail.  So, I decided to make my own, adapting a great tutorial by Kyle May.

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Photographer Spends 12 Months Creating a ‘Never-Ending’ Panoramic Story

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In the photography world, we’re pretty familiar with 52-week projects, although some of us have yet to ever start or complete one. Beamused Magazine wanted to encourage all artists to take up a 52-week challenge called an “endless book.”  The premise is that artists create one page of their “book” per week, constructing them in such a way that one page leads to another for a seamless mega-panorama.

Creative still life photographer Dina Belenko decided to undertake the project, composing a giant, story-rich (and, sometimes, humorous) panorama over the course of twelve months.

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Defying Gravity: How to Shoot ‘Twisted’ Coffee Splashes

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Shooting splashes is always great fun, even if it’s a simple image with a coffee cup and a falling piece of refined sugar. Plus, there is always so much room for experimentation—in other words, for even more fun!

When I made the “Empty Cup” image, many people asked me how I shot it. And I thought it would be better to show you in a step-by-step breakdown rather then answer individual questions. So, this is how:

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The Last Meals Of Death Row Inmates In Photographs

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Maybe it’s easy to distance ourselves from violent criminals. We see death row inmates on the tv, the newspaper, but, for the most part, we only know about them what the media is reporting. We don’t know for example, what books they’ve read or which movie is their favorite. Maybe we don’t need to know those things. Maybe it’s that no one cares. Or, maybe it’s just that no one had thought to ask.

That’s part of what makes Henry Hargreaves project so unique and curious. Hargreaves, a New Zealand photographer now living in the States, has been working on a series of photographs which depict the last meal requests of inmates whose time on death row has drawn to a close. Hargreaves says his interest was piqued after reading about measures being taken in Texas to obliterate the traditional last meal. [Read more…]

Photographer Turns Friends into Their Favorite Foods

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You know that feeling when you like some type of food so much that you start seeing it in people?

No? Me neither, but you might start after seeing this next series of photos.

In his latest project, ‘Cara-Comida’ (Face-Food), Brazilian photographer Junior Luz took food photography to another level as he turned his friends into their food of choice.

“I always looked at my friends and imagined their faces covered in food, so I decided to ask them what their favorite food is”, Junior told DIYP, and after a quick meeting with his team they worked out the logistics and began shooting.

The results are amusing, but bacon might scare you from now on.

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How Instagram Is Changing The Way Restaurants Dish Out Your Food

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If you’re one of the photographer types who like to obsess over the way your dinner is plated just to rack up a few extra “likes” on social media, you may want to thank Chili’s–who are attempting to make it easier for you to take mouthwatering photos with their new approach to marketing.

“Food is the second most photographed thing, after yourself. Selfies of people eating food is the sweet spot,” Wyman Roberts, chief executive officer of Brinker International Inc. told Bloomberg News. Brinker, which is the parent company of chain restaurants Chili’s and Maggiano’s Little Italy, has recently taken a deeper look at ways in which it can appeal to the “new school” of customers who, according to Brinker, are a forward-thinking group of consumers not to be confused with millennials. [Read more…]

How To Add Steam To Food Photography (Using Photoshop)

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Last week I did an article on how to capture steam in food photography right in camera. You can’t always have hot boiling water in every shoot or have really hot food (or frankly, sometimes it is just easier to do in post), yet there are times when you need to have steam. This is when you’ll add the steam in post production. Here is a step by step tutorial on how to add steam in photoshop.

Below, you will find two photoshop techniques for adding steam in photoshop.

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How to Perfectly Capture Steam in Food Photography


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I normally hangout at a local coffee shop editing photos because it’s easier for me to concentrate (plus free electricity and air condition… not always easy to find those in the Philippines). On my last visit I saw a person holding a cup of steaming hot coffee and thought of this article. This will be a 2 part article on getting good steam shots for coffee shots or food photography.

We will be using ‘real hot water’ rather than photoshopping the smoke…

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Photos of American States Show That Food Can Be Fun

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Children love to play with their food; parents not so much. But when your father runs a food blog, playing with food is not just allowed, it becomes a joined project.

Chris Durso, creator of Foodiggity, and his eight-year-old son Cameron set off to create all 50 states out of food in a “pun-fueled” photo series call the Foodnited States of America.

The duo has just passed the halfway point and say that the remaining states will be joining New Jerky, Arkanslaw and Swissconsin within the next few months.

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