Among all kinds of photography, food photography is my favorite. Aside of testing, and writing reviews about cosmetics, cooking, plating, and taking photos of food are also the ones I love doing when I’m not busy working on my school requirements. I love photography as much as I love cooking and eating. My favorite food subjects are mostly cakes, pastries, and pastas because they’re colorful and a lot easier take photos of.
I proudly present some of my best shots, and I hope you guys will find it appetizing. Thanks to my cousin, Joy for helping me do the plating, and the lighting of my subjects. I hope there are more foods in the fridge, so there’ll be more samples.
On this photo, the only light I used is the natural light coming from the door (left side), and a soft touch of light from my “virtual flashlight” application on my smartphone. It looked as if I bought it fresh from the bakery.
Here’s the closer one, so you guys will appreciate the milky garnish and the crispiness of the cookie.
Sorry, I kind of raped the contrast on this photo. At first, I thought these cracks would look awful on the photo until I took one shot, and I saw gorgeous glaze of caramel filling had burst out from the cracks. Too bad I forgot to set my metering.
So here’s for the people like my cousin and I who loves meatloaf, fried rice, and sunny-sided-up egg for brunch. I put the light on the top of the subject, so it would create sublime and sophisticated aura of the food (although it doesn’t really look “gourmet”, you know). Sorry, I kind of suck at garnishing with sauces, particularly ketchup.
Lastly, the mouth-watering cross-section of chocolate-coated nougat bars with caramel filling and nuts. Why do I always forget setting my metering mode to matrix? Bummer.
Thoughts to ponder on…
1. ALWAYS…ALWAYS set the ISO between 800 to 3200, the metering mode to matrix, and vary the white balance to the tone of the background/surroundings before you start taking photos.
2. Cook good, and plate good. A good plating will add color, vibrance, and beauty to the food (and to the photo, as well).
3. Choose your lighting apparatus properly.
4. Be patient, and choose the best angle.