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#1 Mike G

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 15:17

Today I went to lunch with my eldest daughter to a local branch of a chain of Italian restaurants called Bella Italia, there was this chap presumedly a pro taking some product shots with a D800.

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I asked if he minded me taking his photo when he was taking a photo, he said he didn't mind, so I used my iPhone 4s to take this. We had a quick chat where I told him about Nikongear.com and then left him to carry on with his work.
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#2 Dallas

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 16:38

Thanks for the promotion, Mike. :)

All available light? I haven't shot a lot of food before, but this setup looks a bit too simplistic. Were there any reflectors in use?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 16:41

A pro? Really?
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#4 Elsa Hoffmann

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 19:07

Dallas - why does it look simplistic? just asking
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#5 Bart Willems

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 19:35

Well I assume the gizmo on top of the wheelhouse viewfinder is a remote. I can't tell if there were any lights of course, but I'd like to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Especially when he's going to visit the site :)
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 21:38

All available light? I haven't shot a lot of food before, but this setup looks a bit too simplistic. Were there any reflectors in use?


Dallas, as Bart mentioned, the device sitting in the hot shoe looks like a wireless flash trigger. So I assume the flashes are probably just out of sight in Mike's photo.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:56

A pro? Really?


You can tell because he's using a (cheap ... shhh!) tripod, and has the Nikon branded strap on the camera.

:P

None-the-less, his pictures will come out to the restauranteur's liking and he'll get paid once more. It's all good.
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#8 Bart Willems

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:20

Guy uses top-of-the-line equipment: “another poser who thinks that gear makes the man

Guy uses economically efficient equipment: “that's a pro? I have better gear than that

Guy uses buzz lightyear camera with fuq69 flash: youtube sensation.
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#9 Elsa Hoffmann

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:23

Bart - blooming spot on!
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:45

I generally shoot product and most of the time there is a front light and a top light, or reflectors. This angle looks a bit weird for food, considering its a 60mm micro Nikkor on the camera. Food is usually shot from lower angles and much closer.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:50

Is it a food shot, or a mood shot for the menu backdrop?

If we don't know what he's trying to achieve, it seems a bit presumptuous to comment on his method. I'm with Bart on this one.

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#12 Fons Baerken

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:21

i bet he takes pictures of anything he eats and drinks
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#13 Mike G

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 15:02

Yes he did use lighting a two light set up, and do you know I cannot remember if one was a flash!!!

He spent all the time we were there taking shots of various dishes and then started shooting various drinks on a white backdrop taped to one of the tables.

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The white backside you can see is one of the restaurant staff helping him. :D

He did shoot from various angles including closer and lower!

Edited by Mike G, 08 January 2013 - 15:10 .

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