Photo Critique Request – Oatmeal Cinnamon Apple Flax

Oatmeal Photograph

Oatmeal are tough to shoot. They are brown and boring. And did I tell you they are tough to shoot?

Today’s food photo feedback request came from Stephanie.

What would you do differently?

How would you make a photo of oatmeal? [Read more...]

How Would You Spend $1000 to Improve Your Photography?

Buying Food Photography Camera

A student asked this question at our discussion,

I have a budget of $1000, how should I spend it to improve my photography?

This student already has a camera with kit lens and a 55-300 lens.

It’s a good question. It’s about priorities and understanding what area of your photography would you like to grow?

The answer to this question is different for everyone and only you can find out the answer.

So, if you had $1000 to spend, how would you spend it?

Would you buy a camera? Or a lens? Or a tripod? Or a software? Or Books?

Here’s what I would do

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Please Accept Our Apologies

I didn’t think this would happen to us.

After all we were using best in class software. But it did.

Few days back we were hit by what seemed to be some unusually flattering comments on our blog. Take a look at this one below:

You’re so interesting! I don’t believe I have read a single thing like this before. So great to find someone with unique thoughts on this issue. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This site is something that is required on the web, someone with a bit of originality!

This on a post that talks about photographing dessert. Wow! What can I say?

Well turns out this was left by someone called Insurance. Clearly this comment was not genuine. Neither were thousands of them that were left just in matter of hours. Yes! All of them going leaps and bounds to flatter us. Yup. We got SPAM bombed.

Thousands of comments linking to all sorts of websites and youtube videos. These were everywhere, including posts that were old, like 3 years old.

As a result many of you reached out and shared that you were seeing our website spammed.

We apologize for this interruption and chaos.

So Here’s What We Have Done

  1. Effective immediately, we’ve installed one safeguard that should drastically reduce the spam. You could try that by telling us what you think about it by leaving a comment below.
  2. We are debating internally to move to an entirely new commenting system. Perhaps Disqus or Facebook Comments. This should help us eliminate spam to a large extent.

Where We Need Your Help

As we decide between the commenting system and change in handling comments, we would like to know your feedback. Have you used Disqus before on other blogs? How has your experience been? Do you use this on your own blog? Let us know in the comments below.

Have you had a spam bomb on your blog? How did you handle that?

 

Photo Critique Request – Egg baked in Avocado

Egg baked in Avocado photo

What do you think about this photograph?

Where does your eye first go to in this photograph?

How does your eye move? [Read more...]

How I Shot Tacos

Photographing Taco Mexican Food Have you thought about photographing tacos?

How would you go about photographing it? Would you photograph them open or closed? Would you go about styling them with or without salsa? What about the background? The Light?

In today’s post, we will learn one photographer’s approach to photographing tacos. Mexican food in general is very unique. Tacos in that can be photographed in many different ways.

We invited Phi to share her photography journey and take us behind the scenes of this Taco photograph. She walks us through, in great detail, about her thought process, decisions she made and styling choices.

You can find at her website PrincessTofu. Phi… take it away.  [Read more...]

How I Shot Black on Black Food

BoccaLupo, Bruce Logue, Greg DuPree

Black subjects on Black backgrounds is a tricky photograph to make. 

Do you see how many elements in the photograph above are black/dark?

Do you see the top right corner?

In this post, Greg Dupree shares with us how he photographed black subject on black background. Read how he controls light and decisions he made for this photograph.

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How I Shot White on White Food Photo

White on white photographs have a unique challenge. Every piece in the photo is white or close to it and yet the subject should be differentiated from props and the background.

Do you see the cheese?

And the flower?

And the spoon?

In this post, Valeria Necchio shares how created this white on white photo. Learn about her food photography process, how she came up with this idea and all the decisions she made to get to this image. [Read more...]

How I Shot Ice Cream in a Can

Ice cream in a can

Photo by Ellen Frémont

Ice cream is a very exciting subject. As exciting it is, it is also challenging. In this post, Ellen Fremont talks about how she went about making decisions for taking this photo.

This post is focused on the initial decisions and shares how she choose mood for the photo and lighting decisions.

Let me introduce you to Ellen her food photography process and how she took this photo. [Read more...]

7 Dramatic Examples of Movement in Food Photos

sizzling

Copyright Michelle Minnaar {http://www.greedygourmet.com/}

Movement in food photography creates amazing drama. These photod are harder to capture and food and action tell a great story.

Take a look at these examples of movement in food photos.

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Food Photography Masterclass with David Loftus

Food Photography Masterclass with David Loftus - Learn Food Photography and Food Styling

In this special post, we share lessons from one of the most famous food photographers in the world – David Loftus. David is a food photographer who works closely with Jamie Oliver.

This post will be specially helpful to someone who is new at food photography. In very simple language, David will teach you some aspects of photography like none other. These short videos are a good starter for anyone wanting to get into food photography and doesn’t know how to start.

Let’s begin this masterclass.

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