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Shooting Your Food.... With a Camera

Techstination feature for Monday, October 5, 2009

Shooting your food. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. No we aren't talking about hunting season...or even the latest hunting video game. What we're talking about is taking pictures and one of the most sought after food photographers is Lou Manna. And he is more than willing to share what he knows about shooting food. And one of the most important tips, no matter what kind of digital camera you use, is to soften the light from the flash by putting something in front of it...

"You can even use a white shower curtain or Plexiglass. As a photographer we have items that we use professionally to diffuse the light like soft boxes and umbrellas."
But you don't have to go out and spend a fortune on that stuff..
"Simple parchment paper, wax paper."

They'll all do the trick. Manna, one of a handful of Olympus Visionary photographers around the world, is the author of Digital Food Photography...with more books on the way. You can find us with archives, interviews and more at I'm Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Digital Photography