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by Steven G Webb
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: General Photography Discussion
Topic: Discussion: What makes a photographer?
Replies: 25
Views: 149

Re: Discussion: What makes a photographer?

Anyone who makes photographs with a camera is a photographer. What separates them are the adjectives.
by Steven G Webb
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Commercial & Still Life
Topic: Plated food
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Plated food

This is a brave step into commercial food photography. I want to branch my business and offer "real food" photography for restaurants photographing their food in lieu of the camera phone shots being posted now. I applaud you for your step in a new direction. It can be quite an adventure b...
by Steven G Webb
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Commercial & Still Life
Topic: Plated food
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Plated food

You've posted this in the showcase so I'm assuming you don't want critique. Please let us know if you want feedback and suggestions and we'll be happy to share. Some of us will of course be better equipped in this genre than others. We don't want to offer what you don't want to hear, but we would l...
by Steven G Webb
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Food & Beverage
Topic: Mozzarella Sticks and Marinara Sauce
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: Mozzarella Sticks and Marinara Sauce

I'm coming to this late, but my immediate thought was what's the final result to look like and all I could think of was crop it square, crop it square! S- Love it! Thanks. Community and cumulative thinking make this a great place. So often I feel like I've learned something or I've have accomplishe...
by Steven G Webb
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Food & Beverage
Topic: Mozzarella Sticks and Marinara Sauce
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: Mozzarella Sticks and Marinara Sauce

Thanks for the accolades, guys, but I'm just like you all; pushing forward to learn and make good images. I love my overly sophisticated and fancy tilt shift lens but I very seldom use it for food. I prefer the selective focus shallow DoF gives to food. That doesn't mean shooting wide open either. ...
by Steven G Webb
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Food & Beverage
Topic: Mozzarella Sticks and Marinara Sauce
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: Mozzarella Sticks and Marinara Sauce

Thank you. I appreciate all the input. You are right, food is more difficult than it looks. Great advice. I wonder if a tilt-shift lens would not help. Duck is THE go-to guy for food! That said, I do think a tilt-shift could help with insuring that everything you want sharp is sharp front to back. ...
by Steven G Webb
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Food & Beverage
Topic: Mozzarella Sticks and Marinara Sauce
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: Mozzarella Sticks and Marinara Sauce

Thank you, Duck for the very insightful response. I appreciate your taking the time and lending the voice of experience. I originally began a move toward food and small product photography out of necessity. Like you, can I shoot head shots or weddings or senior portraits? Yes to all and so does ever...
by Steven G Webb
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Food & Beverage
Topic: Mozzarella Sticks and Marinara Sauce
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: Mozzarella Sticks and Marinara Sauce

Lighting, good high back light, and color look good to me. There is nice strong texture on the mozzarella sticks. They look alive and sparkly and tempting. I have not shot a lot of food, but I have shot enough that I know it is very very hard to do it well. Bearing in mind that I don't have much ex...
by Steven G Webb
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Food & Beverage
Topic: Mozzarella Sticks and Marinara Sauce
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: Mozzarella Sticks and Marinara Sauce

Lighting, good high back light, and color look good to me. There is nice strong texture on the mozzarella sticks. They look alive and sparkly and tempting. I have not shot a lot of food, but I have shot enough that I know it is very very hard to do it well. Bearing in mind that I don't have much ex...
by Steven G Webb
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Food & Beverage
Topic: Mozzarella Sticks and Marinara Sauce
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Mozzarella Sticks and Marinara Sauce

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