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Presentation by Ellie Won at the inaugural Australian Foodblogger’s Conference: Eat.Drink.Blog held in Melbourne, 221 March 2010
http://ausfoodbloggerconf.wordpress.com
http://www.insanitytheory.net/kitchenwench/

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Delicious

  1. 1. DELICIOUS: the work behind the image
  2. 2. Equipment <ul><li>Make the best of what you have </li></ul><ul><li>Read your camera manual </li></ul><ul><li>Use Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Learn the capabilities of your equipment – what can and can’t it do? </li></ul>
  3. 3. The difference between shooting without knowing your gear and knowing and working with its limitations (both shots taken with a Canon Powershot G7)
  4. 4. Getting Technical <ul><li>Two main technical aspects of photography – focus & light </li></ul>
  5. 5. Focus <ul><li>Where are you focusing in the image? What part of the dish should draw the viewer’s eye first? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you paying attention to Depth of Field (DoF)? How much of the dish can be seen clearly before it starts to become out of focus? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>What’s wrong with the focus of this image? </li></ul><ul><li>(and yes, it’s one I took and posted on my blog…) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Light <ul><li>Where is your main source of light coming from in relation to your object? </li></ul><ul><li>Is your light direct or indirect? Hard or diffused? </li></ul><ul><li>What colour is your light? All light has a colour according to the Kelvin scale – does this affect the colour of your image? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Where is my light source in relation to my plate? </li></ul><ul><li>How is the light affecting my image? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Plating & Presentation <ul><li>We appreciate a meal with our other senses before the tastebuds are engaged. </li></ul><ul><li>Before you take the photo, take a moment to look at the scene through the eyepiece or viewfinder. </li></ul><ul><li>Think practically about your shooting. What props can be acquired cheaply and will be of greatest use? </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>1m 2 of white fabric from lincraft: $2.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Plain white plate from a thrift store: $1.50 </li></ul><ul><li>2 x ornate teaspoons from a thrift store: $0.40 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Final tips: <ul><li>Join an online forum where you can ask for advice </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of Flickr for inspiration and information </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to ask for critique and constructive criticism – learn from the experience of others. </li></ul>

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