Food Photography... Subjects that don't require model release ;)

posted on 11th of april, 2008

When you look at food photos, they may seemingly seem simple. But there is a lot of work and thought behind each photo. See the video below, and you'll know what I mean.

You Tube video on the art of food photography

Seems like there are more lights and reflectors than taking portraits of people. The difference is that in portrait photos, most people want their skin to look smooth. The more the diffuse the light source the better. However, in food photography, you need to see the textures of the food. So you need a combination of diffuse and direct light sources. But more importantly need to make the food look delicious.

Since currently, I don't have any models to take photos of, I decided to try...

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Comments (3)

Posted by Niagaragirl on June 15, 2008
Never discount the usefullness of the white plastic shower curtain!. These are easily obtanined at the local dollar store, and a large sheet can be cut in pieces to fulfill many studio needs.
Love the wedding cake shots!
Posted by Ellenboughn on April 13, 2008
You are doing a great job with your improvised lighting equipment. Very clever and very nice, especially the wedding cake with roses.
Posted by Retina2020 on April 11, 2008
Hey Yuanyuan. Thanks for your gracious comments.

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Reached my first payout :o)

posted on 11th of april, 2008

I'm so excited that I just reached my first payout amount today. I've started at the end of October 2007 probably with the same reason why many others here join. For the love of photography and the excitement that people want to use my photos for commercial purposes. I've learned a lot from the people here on forums and blogs. And for that I am very grateful. Dreamstime has given me a new view point of photography that I've never been exposed to before. I think my photography is getting better with the help of Stock photography and Dreamstime which was pleasantly unexpected.

I know it probably took me longer than average to reach this point compared to the other photographers on this site but I hope this will give other newbies encouragement to continue striving for that first payout. With this...

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Posted by Creativei on May 11, 2008
Great, and congrats, I reached this mile stone in four months, good luck to you and everybody here.
Posted by Rebeccaosborn on May 07, 2008
heya, Congrats on your first payout!!! im busy and working hard to get mine! need a few more downloads tho!
Posted by Daveg08 on April 19, 2008
congratulations and good luck in the future

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