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Lynleepics
 
Lynleepics November 04, 2019
Piña colada!! Mmmmmmm😻
Bellatrix_B2
 
Bellatrix_B2 November 04, 2019
Superb image of deliciousness!!!
hettyhound
 
hettyhound November 05, 2019
Looks a little like a butterfly

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken as part of a promotional photo shoot for The restaurant Casablanca Seafood in Miami, FL
Time
Around 10am right on their private dock
Lighting
I try really hard not to have elaborate lighting setups. For me, natural light always wins. For this whole shoot, I used all available sunlight!
Equipment
Tripod and my trusty 7D I believe with either the kit lens or 85mm. I don’t use any other lenses (except my vintage film 20mm on occasion)
Inspiration
This was actually my first time with food photography so I believe going in without a predetermined outcome really helped to keep me thinking outside of the box. I enjoy going into things “blind” so to speak, just to see what comes out.
Editing
There was minimal processing done to this image. Contrast and clarity and that’s about it.
In my camera bag
My 7D (and now my 5D) and prime lenses (85mm and 20mm) and a tripod. I don’t like to weigh myself down with a ton of equipment. I try to keep it as light as possible. I find that many people get caught up in the “dog and pony” show of having a full camera bag, but for me personally, an over abundance of equipment detracts from the journey of finding that one good shot. To each their own, though!
Feedback
Always shoot with natural light. All of my favorite shots have happened in natural sunlight. There’s just something about that golden glow that’s very difficult to recreate, even in post. It’s genuine and easily noticeable by the viewer, even if they can’t pin point why. Some of my favorite food photographers will shoot by a window for the same effect. There’s a very real sense of comfort and “home” that natural light adds and that’s so important for the viewer, even if they don’t realize it.

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