Needed for this class
- A camera or cameraphone
- Lightroom Classic or Lightroom Photoshop App
- A light source preferably a window during the day
- If working with a light, tracing paper or other material to diffuse the light
- A few simple food items such as a muffin, a bunch of grapes, a head of garlic, etc
- some flat items to serve as background choices like a place mat, fabric, a baking tin, a cutting board.
- White cards or computer paper
Review – Light Quality and Direction
Food photography – the art of making food look good for the camera – often:
- uses interesting backgrounds to create a mood and compliment the food.
- uses natural light. A window can be a great source of diffused light.
- is shot from an overhead or a three-quarter angle of view
- uses either back or side light (or something between those two.)
- uses shallow depth of field to draw attention to specific characteristics of the food.
Compare and contrast
Back and side light for food photography
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