December 31, 2018 at 8:19 pm #17905
Over the festive season most of us will have enjoyed plenty of tasty food and I’m sure there’s plenty more in store. With daylight being in short supply and the weather not at it’s best it’s a natural step from the previous theme of still life to food photography. The great thing about photographing your food is that you don’t have to go far to find it and you can eat it afterwards! Your mission, should you accept it, is to make the food look inviting to eat.
I’ve done some research on the subject and have found some of the tricks the professionals use to make the food more desirable, but I wouldn’t like to eat it afterwards. View this You Tube video to see why:
January 12, 2019 at 7:28 pm #17959
- This topic was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by Pete Robinson.
I’ll kick off this month’s theme with these four photos taken at various food festivals. They are more concerned with peoples involvement with the food rather than the food itself. The first one shows the lady offering me a tasty dish which, I think makes the viewer a part of the scene. Not only does she have eye contact, but she’s handing the food as well.
I think the photo below is all about the symmetry of the composition. It’s centrally balanced and would probably been better if I cropped it to a square. What do you think? It’s a shame about the guy in the background who’s a bit of a distraction. Can you smell the sizzling sausage?
The photo below just shows a police lady about to enjoy a pastry. It’s just a simple photo showing how we enjoy our food. Photographing people eating can make them look awkward. Has anyone got any tips?
In the photo below the food is mostly hidden so perhaps this isn’t a good example of food photography, but I just liked the unusual angle!January 12, 2019 at 8:55 pm #17961
Long lens Peter, lots of people feel awkward having their mugshot most of the time. Your links took me back to 1974 Peter. As District Catering Manager for University Hospitals of South Manchester -I implemented an innovative system of serving patients at The Christies Hospital.. This I imported from Switzerland –The Finnessa Tray meal Service System. At that time the Times were producing their first Sunday Times Colour Supplement. My innovative system had got public attention and the Times came down to run an article in the new colour supplement. I well recall watching very closely at their team going about the photography. In particular the care and preparation photographing a plated meal. Coating of oil to gloss the peas etc.Saw the results the next Sunday and all the care paid off with superb colour photo”s.January 12, 2019 at 9:29 pm #17962January 15, 2019 at 3:04 pm #17975January 17, 2019 at 10:11 am #17976
Thanks for posting these Ken. People do enjoy their food and your photos clearly show that. Your third photo is different in that it concentrates on the food itself in an artist style. I like the pattern of the sliced onion? rings. It makes for an interesting picture and the food looks inviting.January 17, 2019 at 1:42 pm #17981
Thank you Peter,I was slicing the onions to fry–and thought-get camera.January 19, 2019 at 5:17 pm #18032
For a technophobe this is still presenting problems – but hopefully some contrasting food images will follow!January 19, 2019 at 5:18 pm #18036
Maybe if I do it enough, I will get the hang of it!January 19, 2019 at 8:51 pm #18040
Thanks for posting these Ralph. It’s fascinating to see how other cultures prepare and sell street food. It would never be allowed here with our strict health and safety laws. You would think the food is liable to get contaminated by flies and would cause food poison.January 19, 2019 at 9:12 pm #18041
It does Peter and worse. I will never dine out here unless food at risk has been cooked as I wait.Cheese omelette every time.January 19, 2019 at 11:23 pm #18043
Some of them climb Everest every year!The lad with the sandwich could be up there right now.
Sorry about the quality of the images though – still all grab shots – and with a film camera.January 20, 2019 at 9:06 am #18044
On the contrary Ralph–great photo,s very informative.I often think it would be good to see real life when members visit distant countries. This is a great set and thank you for posting.January 20, 2019 at 10:22 am #18045
Just something a bit different. I’m not sure if is really how or what they eat in the seventeenth century. If it it is some of them eat very well. I don’t think I’ve timed this very well with the guy with his mouth wide open. What do you think?
Simple basic food not particularly photographed at it’s best, but it gives you an idea of what they eat.January 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm #18046
They are really splendid Peter–just as I remember. Very authentic–we had not got the lemons shipped over.Well done.
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