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May 15, 2019 14:59 |  #5686

Attempting a different approach with stronger back lighting. Much to learn-apply to these types. Using an ambient exposure reading than using the speedlight for a bit of fill. Dialing up the speedlight kills the backlight so finding a middle ground without creating harsher shadows is ongoing. The multiple shadows are :-|


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May 15, 2019 17:29 |  #5687

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Attempting a different approach with stronger back lighting. Much to learn-apply to these types. Using an ambient exposure reading than using the speedlight for a bit of fill. Dialing up the speedlight kills the backlight so finding a middle ground without creating harsher shadows is ongoing. The multiple shadows are :-|

Invest in a good light meter. I't a great tool in situations like this.


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May 16, 2019 01:00 |  #5688

Great suggestion Duck! I have a Sekonic 358 that hasn't seen a battery in ages. ;-)a




  
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May 16, 2019 09:10 |  #5689

This is one set up I did backlighting the subject to add a bit of 'gloss' to the food. You can see the shape of the softbox in the reflection. I hoped it would appear like window light, even though it was set at an angle downward. I also used two strip boxes, one on each side. I believe I used TTL metering and adjusted the side/backlight ratios using the flash controller's exposure compensation per channel.

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May 17, 2019 05:13 |  #5690

Today's lunch : liver of lamb at "The Cellar" restaurant - Pokolbin NSW.

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May 17, 2019 13:15 |  #5691

Ice cream melts quickly. Thanks, Capt. Obvious!


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May 17, 2019 15:52 |  #5692

Nice! Real ice cream shots are challenging from the timing aspect. To see from the start to end frame is amusing as it melts. ;-)a




  
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May 17, 2019 18:14 |  #5693

tcphoto1 wrote in post #18862900 (external link)
Ice cream melts quickly. Thanks, Capt. Obvious!

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Nice! Real ice cream shots are challenging from the timing aspect. To see from the start to end frame is amusing as it melts. ;-)a

I've NEVER attempted food photography. But I have an idea. I can't believe it's original, so something must be wrong with it.
Be that as it may....
Would freezing a layer of water in the chosen food vessel and then putting the food/ice cream on top of the ice help? Maybe slow down the melting?
Yes, I am prepared for the sarcastic responses telling me why this does not work. Go ahead.


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May 17, 2019 19:00 |  #5694

How about one from earlier in the process?


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May 17, 2019 19:24 |  #5695

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Most food photographers shoot mashed potatoes loaded with an ice cream scoop or another substitute made of frosting and powdered sugar. But here is a lady who does the real thing and gives a lot of nice tips. Her video here (external link)


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May 17, 2019 19:49 |  #5696

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That's better, though the IC is still too soft. Did you chill the cobbler in advance?


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May 17, 2019 19:55 |  #5697

itsallart wrote in post #18863094 (external link)
But here is a lady who does the real thing and gives a lot of nice tips. Her video here (external link)

No doubt she has helpful tips, but I couldn't watch after the first few seconds. She's so chirpy and giggly.


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May 17, 2019 20:09 |  #5698

It was not a Commercial project, Editorial food is a little messy not perfect. I should have known better after posting the last image with the less than perfect flatware. If I wanted a perfect scoop of ice cream I would have done it, I wanted real food.

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May 17, 2019 21:14 |  #5699

tcphoto1 wrote in post #18863115 (external link)
It was not a Commercial project, Editorial food is a little messy not perfect. I should have known better after posting the last image with the less than perfect flatware. If I wanted a perfect scoop of ice cream I would have done it, I wanted real food.

These people get it. https://www.instagram.​com/p/BxiD2MYA0Bl/ (external link)

Yeah, I'm not understanding the commentary lately. The fact is the lighting and shadow is beautiful. It accentuates all the wonderful textures and color in the food and setting. Well done!


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May 17, 2019 21:31 |  #5700

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Yeah, I'm not understanding the commentary lately. The fact is the lighting and shadow is beautiful. It accentuates all the wonderful textures and color in the food and setting. Well done!

I like the picture, too, only tcphoto's initial comment about how fast ice cream melts gave me the idea that the outcome disappointed him and he wanted to know more about getting ice cream to look freshly served.


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