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post #1 of 20
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I LOVE the new photo gallery and the chance to see everyone's work. But, often, I end up with lots of technical questions like:
1. What are you shooting with?
2. Tripod or not?
3. What kind of lighting?
4. For hot food, is the food still hot or do you let it cool to "solidify" a bit?

I'm just getting back into photography (strictly amateur stuff) and would really like to know how people are getting the effects they are getting.

I don't know if there's space where you post to the gallery, but if you have a general approach, could you let us know about it in this string?

I'm also trying to get my head around moving from a Canon PowerShot A70 to a DSLR. SOOOOO expensive!
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post #2 of 20
One of the best features of the photo gallery is the fact that we can all comment on other's work. You don't need to re-register or anything your existing id will work just fine.

My sad photos are old school yashica t4 35mm since digital wasn't really popular when I was in the business (wow that makes me sound/feel old).
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post #3 of 20

Cooling?

All of our food photos were shot on the line on a cell phone cam right before they went to customers. No cooling allowed. Maybe some annoyed waiters because I make them get out of my light....

I should at least invest in a decent cam...or hit up my boss
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post #4 of 20
I use a Canon Powershot A85, 4 megapixel, set at super fine resolution, hand-held. I use the on-board flash for lighting. I also take most pictures right before the plate goes out. Whenever possible, I'll get a few different angles; usually from directly above (for use in plating guides) and another from the angle you would see the plate at if you were seated at a table.
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post #5 of 20
my camera is olympus 7.1 its pretty good, I think I paid 210 for it two years ago. sometimes if I forget to bring it I use my iphone ,but its pictures are cruddy.
post #6 of 20
My camera... is a little one my tech-geek husband picked out. :rolleyes:

Okay, I checked and it's a Casio Exilim with lots of internal memory and a card, too. It's about 1 cm. and the size of a credit card. The photos I've already posted are from an older camera, an Olympus 3000 or something like that.

Without my in-home tech support I'd be LOST. I know food, he knows electronics. :D
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post #7 of 20
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Thank you all so much. This is helpful.

Nicko: Your photos are far from sad, and you, my dear, are but a wee chicken, not old at all! :D

"Gladyce": I would LOVE to get a picture of you elbowing your servers out of the way, while you snapped your food!
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post #8 of 20
That's what I have! A little black one.

I used to shoot with a Nikon N65 and then scan the images, but that got tiresome.

I'm saving up for a Nikon D80 and a real march into the digital world. The Casio is nice to carry around for snaps, but the D80 will allow me to get back into some serious hobby-photography.
post #9 of 20
Non-food photos of mine:

WebAperture | The Photo Gallery

Anyone else want to share non-food photos?
post #10 of 20
Free Rider, I am also trying to save up for a Nikon D80. I currently have a Nikon Coolpix 5600 and while I can take nice pictures with it, I want the versatility of the D80. I can't do wildlife pics because I need a lens that works for a distance. The zoom just isn't good enough on mine. lol

I have a few food pictures.......mainly of bbq we've smoked over the past year. I don't take many pictures of what I cook but then I'm not a pro either just a homecook.


Edited to add: here's the link to some of my nature shots. I'm not a professional photographer as you can see. lol

alliedawn_98/Nature - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

The password is tictac
post #11 of 20
Allie, my favorite out of those is the barn in color. Very nicely done.

I have a number of lenses for Nikon and that's why I'd like the D80... I already have the long lens and such. Can't wait to get back to some fun photography.
post #12 of 20
Thanks! Les jokingly tells people the the owners of that barn are going to start charging me a fee for using it so much. It's just across that little field from the side of our house so makes a nice colorful subject. lol

I've been researching and watching prices on the D80. I've even considered going with the less expensive D40 since I just want to mess around with the different lenses and have so much to learn!
post #13 of 20
Nice pics Allie and Free Rider. You can check out lots of my photos on my flickr webpage.

Flickr: Photos from pwmartin

For Digital I use a Powershot A95. The last film camera I purchased was a Minolta Maxxum, unfortunately when Minolta merged with Konica they went out of the camera business. I am hoping to get a Canon EOS 10D or 5D, though I wouldn't turn down a 30D either, but that's not in the family budget right now. Would really like a Canon 1D MarkIII with a 600mm telephoto, but that's about $15,000-$18,000 I don't have!

As you can see by some of my shots, I also like to screw around with photoshop quite a bit. Enjoy the photos!!!!
post #14 of 20
Phoebe, spend the money on a DSLR only if you are going to really use all it has to offer. The Canon Powershot line is really great unless you are really going to do some serious photography or are in need of various lens. The thing I really like about the A95 (not really all that familiar with the A70) is that it has a fully manual setting as well as apeture priority and shutter speed priority settings in addition to the fully auto settings. This allows me to use the camera in many different settings and situations, from simple family snapshots to the more intricate work of my "liquid canvas" series of photos. Of course, if you are very serious about photography then a DSLR is the way to go!!!
post #15 of 20
If you want some advice, ask the folks at Nikonians :: The Nikon User Community . They have a forum dedicated to each Nikon product as well as third-party lenses and such.
post #16 of 20
The Colored B&W Genevieve 2 is great!
post #17 of 20
Pete, I really enjoyed looking at your photos. Love the Colored B&W Genevieve 2 and I also really liked the Dreary Lighthouse. I am a lighthouse fanatic!

Free Rider, I've read some on the Nikon forum but haven't registered there yet. I do frequent a few other photography forums and have submitted a few pics for critiques in the past. I've also posted some to get advice on how to make the shots better. It may not be the camera that makes the picture but having the right lens sure does help! lol
post #18 of 20
Anyone enter any of the photography contests at worth1000.com?
post #19 of 20
Genevieve is adorable!! Can she really be that old already???? :D
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post #20 of 20
Yup. Halloween marks her 1st birthday! Can't believe it has been 10 months already!
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