So, a few people have been asking about my photos. I’m an avid-amateur, at best. I like to express myself and my surroundings through my photography. I got in to photography to aid my cultural ethnography research – I felt I couldn’t capture the colours and vibrancy of my research sites with a point & shoot camera and I definitely couldn’t do it with words.
All of my food photos (so far) have been taken with a Canon 550D with a 50mm 1.8 II USM lens – essentially, it’s one of the cheapest setups possible with a DSLR. Photography is not about how great your gear is, but how good your eye is. It takes practice and patience, but you get there :)
My camera is generally set up to take photos that are slightly overexposed at f/2.8 – get in low (about or less than a 45 degree angle) and get the colours strong. I adjust my flash (usually bouncing off my ceiling) to get the lighting I need. If I’m doing an action shot, then I’ll use an external flash to catch the movement in high speed. Keep playing and ask me any questions you’d like!
I take a bunch of photos – here are a few of my current favourites.