One of the biggest features of a great food photo has to do with the way that the colors pop out and seem to grab you. Many photographers know that it’s all about the lighting, the textures, the props and any little touches that are added in to make the food even more scrumptious. One of the technical ways to create an image that makes your viewers hungry has to do with contrast. This is the reason why so many food photos have colors that are very dominant and others that add punch and grab your attention.
Here are a couple of tips to help you create more vivid and beautiful food photos.
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Creating the Photograph is an original series where we interview photographers about a photo that they shot and how it was achieved. The results are some knowledge passed on to you. Want to be featured? Email chrisgampat[at]thephoblographer[dot]com. Lárus Sigurðarson is a photographer based in Iceland–and whose work that we absolutely fell in love with upon finding this image on his 500px page. He is a commercial, wedding, editorial, landscape and portrait photographer whose work is mesmerizing due to the ideas and scenes that he creates. Not only does he have excellent ideas, he is also a master of lighting and knows how to get the image that he has in his head based on his original concept. We asked Mr. Sigurdarson about his image above, called “Blue.” Here’s his story. [click to continue…]
Nothing’s wrong with cuddling, right? Right? You’ll probably want to after you affix Tap and Dye’s brand spankin’ new Royal Navy Patina to it. It’s based on their Legacy Wrist Strap which we reviewed previously, and is a limited edition version that has been oil dyed, waxed and polished to achieve the unique gradient effect from royal blue to dark navy. But there’s Branded impressions are now also on the inside of the strap and the edges of the suede underside have been beveled and sanded for a more comfortable feeling on the skin–which was one of our major complaints (and make it cuddle worthy.) Good to see that the company is listening to their customers!
Only 25 units will be available with the same $52 price point. Check Tap and Dye’s shop for availability.
Photo by Richard Mosse
Today’s exciting announcement from Lomography about Lomochrome Purple is bound to get some people excited and others totally confused. First off, know that it is based off of Kodak Aerochrome–an old infrared film developed for government surveillance. Since it is infrared, that means that there are no real purple fields in the Congo. So we’re here to answer a couple of big questions that you may have about the new film. Check out more information after the jump.
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