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Food Photography Tutorial, Behind The Scenes: working with monorail camera in studio

 

Food Photography Tutorial: workflow of the real shot

This was a 4 hour long session where we started with a very vague idea of what we wanted and how the shot would appear in the end. Everything was developed on the fly, while shooting. The idea behind this tutorial was to show you a real shooting process in our studio, when it goes creatively, without strict requirements as to how the end result should appear. We experimented with composition and spent a lot of time trying things around.

This is not something I do often, but from time to time I do “free format” shots like this to let new ides and techniques develop in our brains.

The outcome from the photo-session: 

Food photography tutorial

Food photography tutorial

 

 

Below is a recorded video (over an hour) of this product photography tutorial, and will guide you through each step of creating this image. I also explain what kind of light modifiers can be used to achieve this look in product shots.

 Food Photography Tutorial Videos (2 parts, 1.5 hours total)

I split the video into two parts for your convenience.

 

BTS video, part one

 

Food Photography Tutorial, Behind The Scenes working with monorail camera in studio

 

BTS video, part two

Food Photography Tutorial, Behind The Scenes working with monorail camera in studio 2

Conclusion: 

The most critical part of the food shot is not the camera or lighting, but styling. Whenever you’ll be doing a commercial food photography assignment, always hire (or make sure the client has their own) stylist.
The lighting for food is relatively simple, as usually there are no glossy parts in the shot. Follow these “rules” (hate that word) and you’ll be fine:

  • Shallow DOF, focus on most dramatic details of the composition
  • Use lots of light on a background (if it is a sunny day:-), hair light on the food. Do not make things tool look flat by putting large diffused light sources in front of the food, next to the camera. 
  • Prefer to use spot lights pointed on the food, add reflectors where shadows need to be softened.
  • Hire a professional stylist to prop the shot (or make sure the client has their own)

 

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   In the Gearbox

  • Camera: Cambo D Ultima
  • Lens: Schneider Summar 120mm F4.0 macro
  • Digital back: Phase One P25+
  • Lighting: Paul C Buff E640 monolights, color mode
  • Software: Capture One Pro
  • 1.500 sec at various F

This is what you need to avoid: bad looks pieces of food. Where is my stylist on the shot?

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4 responses on "Food Photography Tutorial, Behind The Scenes: working with monorail camera in studio"

  1. Profile photo of Олег Гаврилов

    Тоже пытался смоделировать солнечный свет,но результат примерно такой же был….

  2. The Part 1 video freezes about 2 min in and never plays. Any suggestions? Thx

  3. Thank you so much Alex, it was very awesome and useful

    Bahare

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