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Up Close and Personal - The only food photo shoot session assignment I ever had for a cookbook project. Sure was a lot of fun!...
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Up Close and Personal - The only food photo shoot session assignment I ever had for a cookbook project. Sure was a lot of fun!
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Contest Finalist in Looks Delicious Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Fabulous Food Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in Still Life Macro Photo Contest
People's Choice in yuuuumy in my tummy Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Foodies Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Food Shots Photo Contest
People's Choice in Strawberry Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Looks Yummy Photo Contest
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Once Upon A Time Photo ContestTop 20 class
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Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol3Top 20 class
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Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol3Top 10 class week 1
Fabulous Food Photo ContestTop 10 class
Fabulous Food Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Food Lovers Photo ContestTop 20 class
Still Life Macro Photo ContestTop 20 class
Food Lovers Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Still Life Macro Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Food Lovers Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Still Life Macro Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
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Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 20 class week 2
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Foodies Photo ContestTop 10 class
Foodies Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Food Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class
Food Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Looks Yummy Photo ContestTop 10 class
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4 Comments | Report
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith February 22, 2016
Yum is right!!! Congratulations on winning People's Choice!
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Keithng April 25, 2016
Thank you very much
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair April 25, 2016
Lovely!
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Keithng April 25, 2016
Thank you!
adavies PRO
 
adavies September 15, 2017
Yummmmmmmm! Beautifully presented and captured! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Just Desserts challenge:)
https://viewbug.com/challenge/just-desserts-photo-challenge-by-adavies
httpjuls
 
httpjuls September 26, 2017
Hello!
Can you have a look at my food challenge? I think you could partecipate!
Have a nice day

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photograph at a friend's house in Fort Lauderdale during Springtime.
Time
It was approximately 10 am and I deliberately chose this time because the sun wasn't as intense as it would be later in the day. I remembered that I wanted strong lighting without being overwhelmed. The pool situated nearby was also a benefit as I was benefitting the reflection from the water that provided me the horizontal lighting that I was also looking for that day.
Lighting
This shot was taken partially under a canopy at poolside. I wanted to get strong lighting from the sides, more from the poolside. I placed a scrim at the top to allow diffused lighting. I place the strawberries on a table with a white tablecloth to get any secondary and tertiary bounce lighting coming from the scrim.
Equipment
This was shot with a Canon 7D, 85mm portrait lens, a polarizer filter, hand held then tripod, ISO 100, Standard Setting.
Inspiration
A friend of mine wanted to make a cookbook and needed photos. I gladly obliged as a favor to her. When I arrived, I was amazed from the numerous dishes she had already created - at 9 am. Taking a quick glance, the strawberries immediately caught me attention. Without thinking, I picked them up and told her that it will be my first shoot. as I began taking the shots, I began to notice in the viewfinder the details generated from the shadows. I placed the camera on the tripod and taking numerous shots at different EV's and shutter speeds. After numerous shots from this angle, what you see is the best shot from numerous attempts.
Editing
I increased the saturation to bring out the beautiful color from the strawberries, Unsharp Masking to provide clarity and bumped up the brightness to give it some "Pop!"
In my camera bag
A Canon 60D and 7D, a tripod, 70-200mm Canon telephoto lens, a Sony Alpha 6000 mostly for traveling, a 50mm Prime Lens, a 85mm Prime Lens, Canon 450X Flash and various slave flashes.
Feedback
Never be afraid to take too many shots of the same thing. I've been told just the opposite because they say that after looking at them for a while, they all look the same. For that reason, I would stop what I'm doing and return a few days later. You'll be amazed what you can see with a fresh pairs of eyes and perspective.

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