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  • Natural light (soft light)
  • Do NOT shoot with your light (light source behind you) → makes the food flat
  • Shoot against the light (back lit) / with light crossing through the frame  → shimmer and gleam, soft play of shadows
  • Use a diffuser to soften the lighting is too strong (DIY: bedsheet HAHA)
  • Cut and shape light → If one side is a little dark: use a fill / reflector (bounce back / fill on the dark spot) , To cut/ remove the light (to create contrast), use a hard black surface (DIY: black cards)
  • Determine the ‘hero’ of the composition, which is the food is the focus / you wish to highlight
  • ↑ ISO , more grainy. Therefore, you usually shoot with ISO 200 or 400
  • Aperture: determines what is in focus. Usually f3.2 (foreground in focus, background blur)

wider the aperture, more light let in and faster the shutter speed → softer, less in focus                        

smaller aperture, slower the shutter speed → more of the dish in focus

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Aperture and depth of field



Author: JIA ZHEN


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