Matthew Noel blogs about food, food photography, photography, and the
food scenes and culture across south Louisiana including Houma, New Orleans, the
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Tomorrow night I will be giving a lecture on Food Photography and Adobe Lightroom 5 Work Flow. If you have a love food and photography, (let's face it, if you are from South Louisiana, we love our food to taste and look good), come visit me tomorrow night at the Jefferson Parish Regional Library from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. I will talk about Food is Art- Creating Great Food Photography, 5 Tips for better Food Photography, Lightroom Work Flow, and much more. BE THERE!
Oct 1, 2013 (Tue), 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Jefferson Parish Regional Library
2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA 70058
Fresh produce is always the best way to start off preparing for a delicious meal. You now hear lots of chefs talking about a "farm to table" approach. Look around in your neighborhoods and cities to find local farmers and farmers markets where you can meet the person who planted and picked what you will eat.
I've made many mistakes while taking photographs over the years. One thing I love about my digital camera is the ability to shoot in RAW. That means that most information gathered off of the digital sensor is saved in my RAW file. Why do I want that you might ask. Well, it gives me more options when editing. In a typical JPEG image the exposure and white balance is already "baked in". With a RAW photo I can adjust the photo to a greater degree. Below shows the saving grace of shooting in RAW.
Below is the original image exposure and contrast out of the camera.
I love photographing liquids. I was shooting the new drink menu for a client, Peppers Pizzeria, and ended up at the wine section. Originally we shot a glass of wine with the bottle in the background. It looked good and I was getting tired, but I wanted to try a pour. The result of the fifth take is below. In food photography, like everything else, it is important to press on. You may end up with something you didn't expect.