Food Photography – Course @ CIT
As readers of my column in the Cork Independent already know, I am attending a Food Photography Course in CIT. What I assumed to be a sail-through course with a bit of fun turned into something that seems to be consuming me now. I learned a lot during the course – especially that I need to improve my ‘scene-setting’. During the course, I invested in a Canon DLSR and it has made such a change to my view of food photography but saying that, I have taken beautiful photos with my iPhone in the past (and sometimes you just can’t take your fancy DLSR camera with you).
Anyhow, next week is presentation time and apart from having to submit two essays on ‘Evolution of Food Presentation and the Influence Chefs had’ and ‘Influence of Social Media on Food Photography and vice versa, we also have to present six photographs that mirror our learning curve. And here is the thing – I seem not able to decide which ones I should use. Below are some images I took and think they are some of the better ones of the ridiculous amount of photos I took. Still not sure which ones to submit tho. All photos are thumbnails, you need to click on the photo to see the whole image.
I am learning so much at the course – here are some more photos I have taken as assignments:
I am getting used to focusing more on certain parts of a photo. The images above are examples of focusing just on parts of the image while other parts are slightly blurred.
Finally got a better lens to take photos with a lower aperture – here are the photos I shot with f/1.8 and only slight adjustments in Photoshop:
I need to concentrate more on the composition of the photo. As in the Christmas Pudding one – the image wasn’t straight so I had to crop it to straighten it and as you can see it took some part of the stand out and makes it look out of proportion. I like the light effect of the spiced beef photograph.
Here are some more photos I played around with:
These photos are different trials I did with close-ups.