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.