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Composition, technique, style, or any other questions relating to the subject of food photography.

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Canon Speedlite 320EX or 430EX II, which one to choose?

I am going to buy a wireless flash for my Canon 650D camera. I've got two lenses, the Canon 18–55mm kit lens and Canon EF 50mm f/1.8. I am not a newbie photographer and know how to use my camera well. ...
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Does a marketplace exist to offer specific photography jobs?

I'm doing research on food courts (clusters of restaurants in the basement floor of malls and alike), and have a recommendation list of great places from all over the world. I'd like to get photos of ...
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What equipment should I use for up close shots?

I need some help and if anyone can guide me without making it too complicated I will be very appreciative. Background I have a Nikon D3100 and I am very much interested in close up shots and ...
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In food photography (using a nifty fifty lens) how can I make my food shot more in focus and not blurry?

I've recently purchased a "nifty fifty" lens for my food photography. I've noticed that when I'm taking photos of my food, I just can't seem to get the focus down. For example, when I get my shot ...
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How can I make this food photo more interesting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do I need to know to get started with food photography? I am a food blogger and am beginning to learn photography. I need suggestions on how to take better ...
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What surface to use for food photography?

Most of the photography I have been making recently has been for my Cooking.Stackexchange blog posts. I have run into some problems when choosing a surface to put the food on. Maybe somebody can ...
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How to make transparent liquid on white porcelain visible?

I made a picture for the cooking.SE blog: If you look very hard, in the middle, below the vanilla bean tip, is a small spill of synthetic vanilla essence (which is almost colorless, not dark like ...
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For food photography with a Macro lens do I have to get a particular size of dishes?

From Rfusca's comment here: Why isn't the background towel visible in this still life? She might have used a macro lens, but this definitely isn't a macro shot. Its not nearly 1:1 unless those ...
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Why isn't the background towel visible in this still life?

She said (in comments) that she has used a towel here as a background: http://500px.com/photo/4934925 That is a macro shot. But, the towel isn't simply "visible" (except very faintly on the right ...
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How to *practice* for food photography?

I wish to shoot my own cooked foods. We know that it is important for the food to look fresh. So, how to practice for food shots when I don't get ever a best shot at the first go. It takes several ...
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How to take great food photos with a Canon EOS Rebel T1i and 18-55mm kit lens

First of all, I don't know anything about taking food pics, and I just started about 3 weeks ago. My website is at http://www.simplyfreshcooking.com/. I'm wondering how to make the best out of the ...
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How can I improve the composition of my food photos?

I am extremely new to food photography and blogging. I am trying to get on foodgawker.com to drive more traffic to my site, but they rejected this photo due to the composition being too tight. If ...
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Where does the assertion that food photography must not use flash come from?

I often hear/read in webcasts and blogs that when doing food photography, it's better to use only the indirect sun light from a window, and without flash. Why? I tested multiple times two setups: ...
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How to photograph chocolate?

I have often marveled (and gotten hungry) at the beautiful pictures in the blog Smitten Kitchen. It documents mostly baking recipe, and chocolate spreads, ganaches, and pure molten chocolate are often ...
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What can I do to improve my composition on rejected food photos?

I have been working on improving my food photography skills to raise the overall look of my blog. I am shooting with a Sony A100 often a 50mm in natural light. I think I am doing pretty well so far ...
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Can a fast prime lens simulate a macro lens for food photography?

I read in this thread that macro lenses are considered good for food photography. AFAIK, macro lenses are also used to photograph insects. The lens makes them look giant, and shows up all their ...
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How can I get nice, vivid colors in food photography without blown-out brightness from the flash?

Whenever I click pictures of people and food using flash, the whole picture becomes bright. When I click without flash, the camera takes in the light from the surroundings and gives me a monotonous ...
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How can I improve my food photography when limited to a point and shoot?

Previously I have used a Sony DSLR A580 camera along with its 50mm 1.8 lens to take pictures of food. Personally, I really liked that lens. At the moment, I am back to my old Samsung i8 Point and ...
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How can I get overhead shots with a jib?

I'll be needing to get overhead shots of food with a Seven jib and have never rigged my Canon camera in this way before. The shots needed will be straight overhead--not at an angle or tilt. What ...
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What style of composition for food photography triggers people's appetite?

What kind of style and position triggers more the appetite of people? What are the best ways to position food and combine with other objects? What kind of objects are better combined with food? Does ...
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What do I need to take really great shots of wedding cakes, including on-site?

First let me say I appreciate all answers and your time ... I just upgraded from a point and shoot (Olympus Stylus 7.1mp) to the Canon Rebel T2i and WOW am I excited and wow I just jumped into a big ...
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Recommended books on food photography?

There are a few good novice food photography questions in this community, but my question is a bit more specific: do you guys have some recommended literature (either printed or digital) regarding ...
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What's the best lens for taking pictures of cakes?

What is the best lens to take pictures of cakes? My camera is a Nikon D300s.
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What lenses are best for food photography?

What lenses are best for taking photos of cooked dishes? In some articles, I have read that I can have great results with lenses f/1.4 because they are cheap and they give that nice blurred ...
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What do I need to know to get started with food photography?

I'd like to get started in food photography, and my first attempts are worlds apart from the examples we see all around us on food labels, in cookbooks, and in advertising. What are some tips to ...