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shirley byrd

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Crystallized Ginger
I don't know why but I love the look of crystallized ginger and have 2 different visions in my head for photographing it.  One is against a white background for an ethereal effect but being able to see the translucency of the sugar granules.  I suspect I need a micro lens to do that but thought I would try it anyway with the lens I do have.  

Is it possible to get that kind of detail on the hero ginger pieces in the foreground?  This is what I used:

Canon EOS Rebel T5, used a 18-55 mm lens, @ 47mm, F/5.6, 1/30 sec, ISO 200.  Light on left is from a SW window in the afternoon and with back lighting on left (but was too close up I think), reflector white board on right.  Used PS for more contrast and to get rid of some of the light.  Thanks.
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+shirley byrd You are welcome!
This review of your 18-55 mm lens may be very useful as to how to handle it: http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/canon_18-55_3p5-5p6_is_c16
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subhadip dhali

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My friends today i will share with you something that will make this Monday taste sweet...so lets make   #galette  . 5 different galettes to steal your heart 1 #peach   Tej Patta Galette 2 #redpear  galette 3 #greenmango   #panchphoron   galette 4 #cherry #clove Galette 5 #paneer   #cherrytomato   #basil  Galette
I clicked them with Sony cybershot h 50...the time was evening..a clody drizzling day , its just the sunlight
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Markus Göttlich

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I like to show you a simple shot from my last shooting in the north of Peru: "Hamburguesa de stun"
I used my Canon EOS 650D with a 50mm 1.8
ISO 200 - 1/250sec - f7.1
Critics about colors, light and Background!
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+Markus Göttlich You are welcome! I also tend to shoot leaning handhelds—to the right, in my case. You can fix/crop in PS.
Traditionally, when using natural light, the recommendation is to have an ISO of 100 and never more than ISO/800 to mitigate grain. You would be surprised how well the camera does with those settings, unless it is super dark. Put your camera in Aperture Mode and use exposure compensation at varying ISOs to see what happens. :-)
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Reon Hart

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Grapes in a Bowl

Simple photo with artificial light placed slightly right and over the subject in a dark room. My aim was to imitate a natural light shining through a nearby window. Thoughts?
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Beautiful  presentation with bowl and grapes right at the edge!  Has a painterly quality.
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HH-Kitchen

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Rosemary Lamb Chop
Close up shot of my tasty Rosemary Lamb.
I think there is a very intersting pattern on the rosemary resulting drom the frying process in the pan. Taken with Canon IXUS 220HS, no editing, natural light.
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+HH-Kitchen This is an interesting capture if only because I've rarely if ever seen a lamb chop photographed from this angle. Agree with you about the fried rosemary pattern, which is why I'm thinking the image might have benefitted from having tack-sharp focus in the foreground and then let the bokeh begin midway back. Just a thought. Looks yummy. 
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HH-Kitchen

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Cevice von Leche de Tigre
Ceviche is a very tasty dich, however I think it is hard to make good photos of it as the fish does not have much color. So I focused on the onions and the chili for some contrast. 
Equipment: Canon IXUS 220HS, no editing, natural light.
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+HH-Kitchen You are most welcome! :-))
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shirley byrd

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Title: Meet Up: Prosciutto, asparagus tips and percorino cheese meet fettuccine

Objective: Still on DOF
Canon EOS Rebel T5, F5/6, 1/30 sec , ISO   100, 55 mm. no flash, natural light on left from window. Taken in the afternoon. PS editing to enhance color.

Issues: Seems I need a lesson on cooking fettuccine al dente!  That aside, couldn't get DOF to my liking, nor the lighting, nor a crisp image so that the food really pops.
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+Greg Poulos Thanks so much!  Will start reading up on back lighting.  I certainly plan to redo this dish sometime soon.
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shirley byrd

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Title:  Meet Up: Prosciutto, asparagus tips And percorino cheese

Objective:  Trying to understand DOF
Canon EOS Rebel T5,  F/8, 1/5 sec, ISO 200, 55mm. natural light from a window on left taken in the afternoon.  no editing.
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+Greg Poulos Thank you.  This is very helpful info.  And yes, this was definitely a fun exercise, especially when I got to munch on the food props with a glass of wine:) 
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Queenstown Public House

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Had some problems trying to style this so that you could see the sandwich ingredients but also keep it from looking messy. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
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There are a lot of different tips and techniques that can help.

Sometimes, people split the sandwich, so you see the layers. Sometimes, people open the roll and have half on one side, half on the other.

Sometimes, folks use a lot less than a normal sandwich. Make the chicken thin, only use a tiny amount of red onion, a small layer of lettuce. Just the hint of these ingredients, rather than a full sandwich, for the photo.

I would probably put the lettuce and chicken down first, so that the sandwich isn't toppling, then the rest...
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shirley byrd

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Title: Wine Swimming Shrimps and Rice .
Day 4 with my new and first DSLR camera: Canon EOS Rebel T5

Objective:  Learning Dof settings

F/5.6, 1/4sec shutter, ISO 200, 55mm.  Shot in natural light on covered porch, facing SW  but screened by trees.
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+We Eat Together Thank you so much for the tip.  I've been looking around for the best  natural lighting in my apartment & may have a window.  
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HH-Kitchen

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Chili Plant from my Balcony Garden
One of my first shots with a new camera: Olympus E-500. Natural light from the right and no editing. Lens: 14-54 mm Digital.
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Remya Ravindran

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Garlic!

Shot at 6:30 pm. Natural light reflecting from a large window on left.
1/30, F2, ISO 100, Nikon 35mm.
Constructive Criticism appreciated.
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I note a lot of fringing and chromatic aberrations, those blue haloes, around the garlic. You should probably use an absorber to channel the light, next time. Many of the highlights are blown. +Remya Ravindran 

Chromatic Aberrations: http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-fix-chromic-aberration-in-photoshop

Chromatic Aberrations & Fringing Lightroom: http://www.adorama.com/alc/0013775/article/Heres-a-Quick-Way-to-Whisk-Away-Color-Fringing-in-Your-Digital-Images
Many people seem to be struggling with lighting their food shots as well as the proper use of reflectors and absorbers. Here is a tut that may help.
How to Photograph Food For Professional-Standard Shots 
http://www.lightstalking.com/how-to-photograph-food/

Photography is all about light and controlling it to create your best shot. Here is a tutorial on light, reflectors and diffusers that you may find helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwv7WuJOCkU
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Markus Göttlich

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Top view of a Cappuccino….
I used my Canon EOS 650D with a 50mm 1.8
Critics about focus….
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I have the urge to pick it up and sip some 
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Anthony Tripodi

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This picture is for my blog and was taken with an iPhone 6 Plus in natural light on the picnic table in my yard. I usually take about 100 pictures from slightly different angles until I accidentally take a pretty good photo. Any comments or critiques are welcome. 
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Thanks +Carla Revell 
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shirley byrd

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Title:  Watermelon Martini
My first attempt to shoot a beverage.  
Canon EOS Rebel T5
F/5.6, 1/40 sec, ISO 200,55mm.  Natural light on the left. Taken next to a SW window in the afternoon.  White foam board reflector on the left.  
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+kimola hooper Thank you:)!
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Claudia Bugh

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This is an olive bread using whole olives hand pitted by me.  Well worth the trouble.  However, by the time this was out of the oven and cool enough to handle I had about 5 minutes of afternoon sunlight left.  I placed this at 90 degrees from the sun and clicked but unfortunately don't have an even light source.  Any suggestions on what would have been a better way to light this shot?

#baking   #foodie   #foodphotography  
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+Claudia Bugh You are most welcome! Thank you for the kudos. :-))
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Lucretia Hernly

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Cornbread with bourbon caramel sauce. Shot with a Canon rebel in artificial lighting 
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Markus Göttlich

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I took this photo for a peruvian Restaurant! The name of the plate is "thai curri massaman" I took this with a Canon 650 50mm F9.0
Comments about presentation and focus! Thanks Markus!
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Mmm...Mmm 😍
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HH-Kitchen

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Spicy Ginger Carrot Soup with Pine Nuts
Shot taken inside with nautural light coming from the left.
I used a Canon IXUS 220HS. No editing or any other equipment used.
Looking forward to your input.Thanks
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Remya Ravindran

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Hello All!

This is carrot cake my way. Image was clicked at 7 pm besides a large window in left side. Clicked with Nikon D3100 and kit lens: 18-55mm.
Please let me know how it has turned out to be and how can i improve.
Thank You.
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A lot of the color cast issues are caused by using natural light mixed with whatever light is turned on in the room. you might want to make sure that all the room lights are turned off before you shoot so just the natural light is hitting your food. 
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