Sunday, March 13, 2011

Food Photography

I am toying with the idea of a new camera. I found one at one of the camera shops in Adelaide that ticks all the boxes. Image stability, lots of settings, good brand. It is a Panasonic DMC FZ100 with a 24 zoom and 14 megapixels. It does cost about the same as my first car $700 but hey I spent more than that on my last car and I want to take better photos.
I have been reading a lot on photography and I am going to go and do a couple of classes to improve my skills.
Until then I am still using my Fujifilm 5500. It takes good photos but I am ready to move on to something a little better.
Yesterday I went to the farmers market and got some lovely salad greens, a very nice honey mustard dressing and ripe peaches. Just the thing for a salad with a bit of cheese thrown on.
I decided to try out a bit of a photography experiment regarding backgrounds. Here are the results.

I've had a look at a lot of food photography blogs, here's a few. If you google food photography blogs you get a lot more.
Food Pixels , La Tartine Gourmand, Lara Ferroni and a really great one is FoodPortfolio.

I also love landscape photographs, here's a photo of the view from my window, I took it about ten minutes ago. This morning it was sunny and now look at it.

My overall favorite photography and food blog at the moment is Eat Real Butter you'll appreciate why I am sure if you go and have a little look.


Renata said...

Thanks for the tips! I have also been looking at food photography to improve mine, and I'll definitely take a look at your choices.

Anonymous said...

I recently bought a new camera - mainly to improve my food photos and learn how to take professional looking high quality photos - I got the Canon Rebel XS 10.1 mp and so far I'm really pleased with it (even though I still have a lot of learning to do)! Have you picked out a camera yet?