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by Steven G Webb
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Food & Beverage
Topic: Mozzarella Sticks and Marinara Sauce
Replies: 10
Views: 76

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: 10
Views: 76

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: 10
Views: 76

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: 10
Views: 76

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: 10
Views: 76

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: 10
Views: 76

Mozzarella Sticks and Marinara Sauce

Portfolio building shot taken for Michael J's Diner in Saluda, SC
by Steven G Webb
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Plated food
Replies: 2
Views: 48

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.
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by Steven G Webb
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Happy Birthday Steven G Webb!
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Happy Birthday Steven G Webb!

Thank you. I love being part of this forum.
by Steven G Webb
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: General Photography Discussion
Topic: Framing on a budget
Replies: 9
Views: 78

Re: Framing on a budget

Fun stuff. Thanks for sharing the story and passing along the tips.
by Steven G Webb
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: General Photography Discussion
Topic: JPG to PSD
Replies: 8
Views: 99

Re: JPG to PSD

PSD being an Adobe file, open the JPEG in Photoshop (or I suppose Lightroom) and use the Save As (File/Save As) function and select PSD from the drop down menu in File Types.

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