Those of you who follow Eric Paré’s work know him for amazing light painting photos and tutorials. But this time, he did something completely different, which could make Canon lovers among you laugh and cry at the same time. The title is not a joke – Eric and his partner Kim Henry actually baked a cupcake in a Canon 5D Mark IV’s body.
In some restaurants, the food looks so good that it calls for a photo before you dig in. But London restaurant Dirty Bones took a step further in pleasing the Instagram “foodies.” They are offering “Instagram kits” to everyone who wants to take their food snapshots to a new level and make their followers’ mouths water.
At Dirty Bones in Soho, the customers can get tasty food and refreshing drinks, but also LED lights, a clip-on wide angle smartphone lens, a universal charger, a selfie stick and a tripod for overhead shots. All this for taking “that perfect shot” of food you can post on Instagram. If this doesn’t make your followers hungry, nothing will!
How much inspiration do you get from other senses to create your visual art? The latest episode of Canon Australia’s project The Lab tries to explore the connection of two senses – vision and taste. Three photographers get together, and instead of using their eyes, they can only use taste to get inspired and create a photo. So, what does it look like when the taste becomes a photograph?
For all those who want to start a food vlog, shoot food commercials or stock videos, this is a real treat. Filmora.io has released a series of videos to teach you everything about shooting cooking videos. From lighting to shooting tricks and different types of editing – this series provides it all. Everything is explained well, in a comprehensive language, and it can be really useful to all of you who want to shoot cooking videos for any purpose.
Another great thing is that this tutorial makes food videos closer to all of us who don’t have tons of professional gear and a professional studio. You can achieve great results with a DSLR or mirrorless camera, good light and of course – some improvisation.
This probably isn’t something you’ll want to try at your local coffee shop to get a quick photo for Instagram. But, if you’re a budding food photographer, or want to try something a little different, this is certainly an eye catching technique.
Seattle based commercial food photographer Steve Hansen has more than a few food lighting tricks up his sleeve. In this video we see how Steve side lights flying food with a pair of Westcott 12″ x 50″ Stripbanks. But he’s not using them quite the way you might expect.
One of the highlights of my Sunday is reading Jay Rayner’s restaurant review in The Observer. I have to say that the photography that illustrates the articles isn’t always fantastic, but that’s not what I’m interested in. In fact, I barely look at it. But Sunday 6 November’s review of Jaya in Llandudno, the photography generated quite a few reader comments. You see, the restaurant was outstanding, but because most of the food was brown, the photos didn’t do it any favours what so ever.
Brown food is notoriously difficult to photograph. It’s dull and comes across as unappetising. Consequently, many people recommend avoiding taking pictures of it at all. But, brown food is a reality and that means there will need to be photos of it. The good news is that all is not lost. It can be done, and done well.
The secret to photographing brown foods is very much in the styling. Yes, there are some photographic tips to be implemented, too, but before you get to your light and your lenses, it’s all about how the food is presented.
It seems like magazines just declared open season on photographers. After Vogue declares that you should not even hire a wedding photographer, now Brides Magazine says that you should not feed your wedding photographer.
In a piece by wedding planner Sandy Malone named Which Vendors Do You Have to Feed at Your Wedding? Sandy asks which of the wedding vendors the bride and groom need to feed? Aside from the trivial “check your contract” advice, Sandy has some specific guidelines.
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.
One of my photography niches is food photography. It started awhile back when a friend asked me if I could shoot for his restaurant. It seems that many photography businesses started just like that, with a friend asking a shoot, or acknowledging a talent.
We all need to start somewhere, so this article shows a very simple yet effective food photography technique using only one or two lights. While simple, it is very effective and I still use this technique when shooting for clients today.[Read More…]
I am not really sure if Londonian photographer Carl Warner is more of a photographer or more of a magician. Over the years he created incredibly detailed surreal worlds from food, casino chips, ice, bolts and almost any other household item he came across.
Some of those worlds are still worlds, some of them were used for video productions, but one thing they all have in common. They make you go WHAT? and then AHHHH![Read More…]