WONDERFUL LUNCH IDEA
DAILY TRAVEL STORY – LUNCH AT MULIA RESORT
Camera Review – This weekend you might want to have a good family time in somewhere and enjoy some foods. Let me suggest special lunch set menu for today. How about the Graviax of King Salmon or maybe a salmon steak?
Personally, I really enjoy this food. In my last trip I had a special menu of Salmon called the Graviax of King Salmon. It is special menu from the Mulia Resort Bali – Nusa Dua and Its so delicious. As usually, the opening was a french bread with butter and finally the main course came out with tasty creamy sauce.
TIPS FOR TRAVEL FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
I like to photograph my food during culinary tour. I believe we agree that almost everyone does the same thing when they have very special food . So the problem is how to make a good food photography? What camera should be used? And how to set the camera?
So let me share some tips for today. I like very sharp and clear food photo which could expose all juicy things in my steak or what ever. But, I do not want to ruin my holiday with a bunch of gears like a light box, flash, and other heavy stuffs. Then, it means I have to use my DSLR camera or pocket mirror less camera to shoot my food. How to set the camera? Check my Camera Review
Step by step guidance
- Use medium to small aperture such as f5.6 to f11
- Make sure you are able to get a bright light. Could be from window light (Day) or get a lighting from an ambient restaurant light as long as it is not too warm (You need to adjust the White Balance to 2,700-3,500 Kelvin)
- Shoot in RAW, its a must. When shoot in a raw we can adjust the color and lighting in Adobe Light room or Adobe Camera Raw and it is so much fun
- Set your food under the light and it must well exposed with very soft gradation from highlight to shadow. Do not harshly light your object.
- Use evaluative metering and Spot Focus. To make a good food photo, I prefer to blur 50% or more and just put the focus on the half part of the food. It will increase a drama effect
- Use a zoom and avoid to capture the whole part of your meal. And remember the rule of third. I am okay with portrait or landscape orientation as long as it is comfortable for me
- I usually shoot with +1 stop higher exposure (Brighter). So the ISO will approximately 800-1600. The faster the shutter, the sharper the image. Should you are able to use a flash, manually expose your camera to 1 stop under and go for the bounce flash. Never hit your food directly with the flash to keep its color and lighting gradation.
- Finally, remember that you could provide enough lighting. Insufficient lighting will cause your photo less sharp, blur, over saturated, and noisy.
- Do a lot of fun workflow in post processing with High Definition Dynamic Range (HDDR). I will give this tutorial as a bonus in the next photo adventure HDDR workshop in bali.
Hope you enjoy your weekend and grab a great food. See you soon….