Sojourns

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Project 365:TWO-HUNDRED-SIX

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Fresh cherries and blueberries at the house.

Cherries and Blueberries

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Written by Brian Fancher

July 25, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Project 365:ONE-HUNDRED-THIRTY

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A tasty little dinner treat from my own hands

Mangé

Considering the image:  I mixed up some dough and we did “Interactive Pizza Night” at the house.  Mine looked so good I thought I’d grab a quick food shot or three in the bedroom softbox.  Unfortunately I only got a couple of shots before the white fill board crashed into the Dogfish and I was scrambling to save the pizza and clean the area.  I didn’t have time to play much with the composition.   C’est la vie.  Still, a very tasty dinner!

Making the photograph:  I grabbed the Canon 40D with EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk I mounted and dialed up Aperture Priority at f/4.5 and ISO 400, which gave me a respectable shutter speed of 1/50th.  I didn’t have the tripod handy so I couldn’t really go with a higher f-stop to keep the entire pizza and beer in focus.  And as noted above, I didn’t have time to clean up the composition and get rid of the distracting white trim and dark wall corner.

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May 10, 2010 at 7:17 pm

365:SIXTY-NINE

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A stock shot of an onion on the cutting board.

Crying Time

I don’t know about the food photography business.  This stuff is tougher than it looks!  Much like the early guitar photo I did, I find that these have shadows and specular highlights everywhere that can be difficult to control, particularly in tight spaces like a kitchen.  I had originally used a smaller board, but needed the space of a large board to help with the reflections.

Once again, I made use of shallower depth of field at about f4 on the 50mm lens to keep the eye on the subject.

So here is a stock shot of an onion on the cutting board.  My eyes are still watering!

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Written by Brian Fancher

March 10, 2010 at 9:21 pm