Food Photography Part 3

This will be the last set of photos I have for this project. I realized that there are a good range of pizzas variety in San Francisco Bay Cafe. They sure look nice and smell good. In fact the last 2 photos were actually taken when I had my dinner there with a group of friends someday after the shooting session. The pizza definitely tasted good, unfortunately, I can’t remember the name for that pizza. As you can see, the 2 photos are much warmer in color as they were taken with only the external flash from my camera.

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Food Photography Part 2.

The set up for this photo shoot was basically very simple as we do not have any fanciful equipments. Items that we used are : a piece of white mahjong paper, two table lamps and external flash with difusser mounted on our cameras. The most challenging part in this photo shoot was shooting the drinks and sundaes. The sundaes and the ice in the drinks melt off so fast that we did not have any time to react or plan our shots, hence most of the photos for the drinks and sundaes were not decent.

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Food Photography Part 1

Few months ago, I had the opportunity to do food photography for my friend’s newly set up cafe, San Francisco Bay. It was my first “serious” attempt in shooting food stuffs. I was pretty excited about it and did some homework by browsing lots of sample pictures online before the shooting day. Luckily my friend’s requirement was quite simple as she only wants the background to be white.

I had a friend of mine, Patrick Ng, to help me out on the actual day of shooting. He helped me in shooting the food as a whole using a wider lens, while I cover pictures that are “tighter” using my 50mm prime lens. Over all, it was a smooth and fun experience for us.

I got permission from my friend and decided to post some of the photos that I took.

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To be continued….

An Hour of free time…

Occasionally, after sending Shermayne to her enrichment class on Saturday, I have an hour of “free time”. This is the only time when I actually walk around with my camera and taking pictures. I not really into land/city-scapes photography, therefore there are usually not much good photos taken…haha. However, I do enjoy the moment of “freedom”.:)

boontatstFor the above picture, I played around with the channel mixer in PS, trying to make this ordinary shot looks a little special.

sexplorerA row of trishaws at Chinatown area.

carNo words needed for this…. my dream car… haha….

Water Droplet.

Always wanted to try taking pictures of water droplets, so decided to try it out after one of the raining day. Nothing fanciful, just another simple attempt using Raynox 250. I changed the tone in Photoshop and pushed up the contrast. I believe shooting morning dew will be much more exciting and beautiful. However, there is one major problem…. which mean I will have to wake up very early in the morning… which will be extremely tough for me. Ha ha…

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Shermayne and Xavier

I always enjoy taking photos for kids, especially my kids Shermayne and Xavier:P I take photos of them very often, as this my way of documenting their growth. Most of their photos are ‘snapshot’ as I don’t usually ask them to pose. I would prefer to picture them in their most natural way possible. Out of many many shots, there are a few which I find it quite nice…IMHO. Here are two to share.

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I did another B/k version for this…

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The Shermayne’s shot was actually an accidental ‘high key’ shot. I was shooting in M mode indoor before I get Shermayne to move near the window where the light was much stronger, and I forgot to check my setting on my camera. Then it turned out overexposed, however I kinda like it.:)