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Food & products photography

Food shooting of Kinson Burger & Bar

I’ve been quite busy last few weeks, but I still think it is fun to share some of my recent photo shoots.

It was a fun shooting session with my friend, Tommy, owner of the Kinson Burger & Bar, inside the Grand Waterfall of Kornhill Plaza.

I shot on the cafe table near the big window, but it was not the finest day of the week, and there were not enough luminous from the natural light.

To create enough luminous for a clear and sharp image, I have to use a big softbox from the top angle. (Not shown on the below photo)

The set is not complicated, as most of the food shooting, the key is how the chef presents the food and how we styling it.

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Gutso Cafe – Challenging food shooting

Shooting in Gutso Cafe (located in Cheung Sha Wan, https://www.facebook.com/gustocoffeeshop) was a challenging task.
We saw too many home-shooters or bloggers rely on natural sunlight for food shooting and the photos are great too, I DON’T mean that using natural light is bad, actually, I like to shoot with sunlight and it’s usually better and easier to work with, but at Gutso Cafe, there is no windows with nature light exist and I have to create ‘nature light’ artificially.
The challenge is (and excitement too!) to find a ideal spot to place a dish, (Where did i put the dishes? Yes! I put them on a chair instead of a table!) and to incorporate some different props and adding texture into backgrounds.
It is always a certain sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when venturing to a new location and ending up with an excellent image, by using anything that you can grabbed in the surroundings.
Thanks GUTSO for the cappuccino while I was shooting, the caffeine give me extra energy and inspiration during the shooting, and I’ll be back for sure to try the guilty-filled marshmallow toast. ;P

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