Thursday, September 11, 2008

Get your Chop Sticks Ready

10 comments:

Travis Photography said...

Mike cool picture I like the green color .....is that a pine apple they are sitting on?

mike meyer said...

Hey Mike, maybe this question was answered in another post. What kind of camera are you shooting the food with? Is it a DSLR? I was just curious because of the shallow depth of field. Have you ever tried a view camera or a tilt/shift lens? They are still good shots but the view camera would really extend the depth of field if you needed it.
later dude,

mike meyer

juliemcleod said...

I don't know what it is, but it looks fabulous. My favorite of the series so far...

Michael Palmer said...

Hey Mike,

D300 with the 24-70 2.8 - I met with the Chef, and marketing folks, They really wanting the shallow DOF - This shot was more of a Test and I just happened to bring my camera to the meeting so I took some hand held when they were having a tasting. They liked it and had me come back. I see what your saying, tripod and bigger F stop would be my only solution since I do not have a view or T/S.

Jen said...

Mike,

I dont know what's in there but I feel like I would eat it by just looking at this photo (and I'm pretty picky!)

I think the DOF works with this and wow they have great presentation and I love that pineapple underneath! WOW - food is ART!

Kirk said...

Mike,

Your last few food posts have been great. I really like the composition and DOF work. You have inspired me to try a few shots myself. I think I will make some Poke and shoot it this weekend.

Cheers

Kirk said...

Sorry, one more thing… I wanted to know what you used to light the food. What was the set up?

Cheers

Michael Palmer said...

Kirk,

First let me say thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

The lighting is very simple, table by a window, natural. I was getting a 60th @ 2.8 on my light meter. This I did hand held, but with most I used a tripod. I used Lightroom for post on the RAW files. I did pump up the exposure for effect. The Chef wanted that blown white look. For the dessert shots I did use a sb800 on manual at very low power, I think it popped around f1.8, if my memory serves me, for just a tad fill. It was place on the bar about 6ft away with the diffuser on. I used elinchrome universal skyport to sync.

Good luck and I look forward to seeing your shots Kirk, please come back and post a link.

oneshotbeyond said...

oh my. I am in AWE of the beauty of this photo! So scrumptious.

Texas Travelers said...

Interesting photos, and I like the color and DOF.

Troy