Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Breakfast Food Photography - Need Help Selecting A Photo for Submission
I always ALWAYS have difficulties with selecting photographs to submit to events/competitions/blog postings.
I'll blame it on my trigger-happy-made-for-digital-photography fingers. I could easily take a hundred shots of one object from identical angle....sigh...thus, as expected, selecting a couple of pictures is a pain in the ass for me, not to mention, just one photograph.
I desperately need help T_T
These are pictures I shot for Still Life Fotografi group, and I can't decide which one to submit for the round up...
In this case, may I shift all the responsibilities to you? ^_^
The shot above is Working Breakfast #1
It's a coconut cream bun from local traditional bakery, simply placed on my laptop (laptop can act as a food heater too hehe), the lighting is from my living room window on the left, reflected with a white cardboard from the right. I was pretending to read the South China Morning Post online, although what I would really read should be Perez Hilton.
- Manual mode
- Aperture 3.5
- ISO 400
- Shutter speed 1/50
Working Breakfast #2
Focused more on the bun, got rid of the empty tea cup and milk bottle, replaced it with blue and white tea pot.
Same lighting and camera setup as the above shot.
TV Breakfast #1
I love eating in front of my TV. If I had my way, I'd eat all my meals while watching my favorite bad TV shows. I am trying a new setup with this shot. Back lit, no reflector, shot from further distance, same camera setup as the above.
TV Breakfast #2
Closer shot of the above setup.
TV Breakfast #3
I wanted to include a bit of my beloved TV in the shot.
Do you like the raggedy old folding stool?
Breakfast Table #1
Do I really have my breakfasts like this? Surely, no.
I've been really lazy with food styling these days, but it was weekend, so I gave it a bit more effort.
The lighting still came from living room windows, reflected from the left with white cardboard, and I've increased the aperture to 2.8.
Breakfast Table #2
A closer shot of the above setup, as I found the black chair pretty out of place :(
Breakfast Table #3
Frog eye view (is there such a view?) of the above setup. I can see the lid of my beloved blue thermos here ^_^ you like?
Just woke up, haven't had breakfast, haven't showered...(OK, stop there. Too much info!)
The height booster
Many of you must recognise the green stool. Obviously my 154cm height is not enough to take the shots.
Now, tell me, which shot is your favorite and why?
All shots taken with CANON EOS 400D with 50mm f/1.8 lens.