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Food

Food is really a niche market for photographers and like fashion; many food photographers develop unique lighting styles for shooting food. Here we are going to look at basic techniques for shooting food. Camera angle is the first factor that you need to determine for your food shot and the client usually dictates this. It can be frontal, at a slightly higher angle, or directly above, a very common perspective. The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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This food image was also taken for a magazine. Here I chose to use a large light box on camera right to skim the key light across the food. This provided the shape to the product by creating highlights and shows along with some specular highlights on the food edges.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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The Magazine Muffin Shoot

This magazine shoot for the muffins and scones was shot using a high key approach and then worked in Photoshop. I set up a piece of fine quality plywood that had very strong wood grain and where I had stained it to look like a table or countertop.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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Here is another muffin shot with coffee. I set up the sawhorses with old bedroom door, unrolled a half white seamless so that it would stretch the length of the table, and then placed the muffins and coffee on the table. My camera framing allowed more space so the image could accommodate the layout. You always give the client more in the frame than you think they will use so that they can move the image around to accommodate text and the layout.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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The next step if to add a mask to the blurred layer and you do that by clicking on the add layer mask icon (red arrow). The mask should be filled with white. Next select the Gradient Tool from the Tools Palette (blue arrow) and set the Foreground Color to Black (green arrow). Choose the Reflected Gradient (yellow) and make sure Opacity is at 100 (magenta). The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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I then added a Curves Adjustment Layer and create a slight S curve to it.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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Next, I used the Polygonal Lasso Tool and created a square selection around the edge.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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