|6th of May 2008 (Tue)||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Been doing some shots for a friends restaurant, it's my first "gig" if you want to call it that. Naturally they are heavily processed as the goal is to sell, make you thirsty, hungry or just generally hang out there.
Let's start with food. Lessons learned here were; try to retain shape as best you can, saturated colors = good and most importantly, natural light is KING.
Next up, Cocktails. Lessons learned: If the drink itself is "murky" and doesn't let in much light, it's going to be tough so you'll need to compensate with a strong environmental background (i.e. unless the inside is beautiful, take it outside).
Kitchen! Had lots of fun here. Feels like you're shooting sports, i.e. anticipating the next move so prepare quickly Lessons learned: Capture the action to give the viewer an understanding of its creation (requires tripod), black & white = visually more hygienic kitchen and be sure none of the staff have jewelry/watches/rings on! The kitchen was spotless, but the viewer needs to understand that too:
Decor. Lessons learned: Bring a tripod (duh), make sure everything looks like it's supposed too (i.e. alignment forks, napkins, chairs, etc.), try getting a foreground / middleground / background as much as you can, create or add your own lighting in PS.
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