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Double Shot

Ready to serve - coffee to die for at the Royal Canberra Show.

Ready to serve - coffee to die for at the Royal Canberra Show.
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armandoermocida April 29, 2021
For me?..Thank you me LoVe!๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’ž
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you're very welcome!

Behind The Lens

This photo was taken at the Royal Canberra Show.
Lighting is totally natural but is softer than if it was outside as the machine was under a market stall type of canopy
Olympus EM1 Mk2 handheld with Olympus 12-100 f/4 tele @75mm f/8 1/13s ISO800
I am always on the lookout for great coffee making shots. As a coffee lover I find the equipment and process very attractive to all our senses. The look of it, the textures and shiny surfaces, shapes and the smell of the ground beans. In this case I enjoyed that it was the two shot glasses and not a large cup or takeaway container.
Yes. I always shoot in Camera Raw so my first stop is Raw in Photoshop. Here I make basic adjustments and keep it minimal. Small changes to Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites and Blacks and Vibrance. Then I move in to PScc and again make minimal adjustments. Crop, noise reduction with Topaz AI, sharpen with Unsharp Mask, and apply a subtle vignette using a curves layer and a brush at 30%
In my camera bag
Olympus EM1x and EM1 Mk2 bodies. The lenses depend on what I am shooting. For travel, landscape and street I use the Olympus 12-100; for macro the Olympus 60mm; for very wide landscape shots I will carry the Olympus 12mm prime and teh 7-14mm Olympus tele. For wildlife in the field I use the Olympus 300mm with MC-14 and MC-20 extenders. But in the Zoo or where animals or birds are closer I will carry the Panasonic Leica 100-400mm tele which I love. I also carry on camera flash, spare batteries and cards, headlamps and ND and PL filters.
Trade shows or markets are great for photography but you have to have a great eye. Practice seeing shots in everything people are doing - especially where the food is. Look for interesting compositions, colours, textures, shapes and surfaces. Look for great light and if necessary use an on camera flash to fill shadows where needed. If people are working ask permission - they are usually flattered you are asking.

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