BREAK­FAST STILL LIFE

Shoot an ap­petis­ing scene full of colour

Digital Photograper - - Shoot Still Life Like A Pro -

1 BE­SPOKE BACK­GROUNDS

i had dis­cussed the look and feel of the shoot be­fore­hand and made a be­spoke back­ground for the look i was go­ing for.

2 SHARP­NESS

i used my 50mm lens on my nikon shot at iso 100 for real sharp­ness through­out the im­age at f13. this al­lowed the viewer to take in the whole im­age in one look.

3 CHECK FO­CUS

Zoom in com­pletely on the lcD to check the fo­cus. i’d al­ways check on the com­puter be­fore any­way, but a quick check in-cam­era helps.

4 CAM­ERA RAW AD­JUST­MENTS

Bring out de­tail in the shad­ows, bring down blownout high­lights and bring back the blacks. here i pushed up the clar­ity and vi­brance.

5 FINE-TUNE

in pho­to­shop ad­just the lev­els. Make sure your high­lights do not get blown out. aim to main­tain as much de­tail as you can.

6 CURVES

if i feel the im­age is still a lit­tle too dark and could do with some bright­en­ing i use the curves in pho­to­shop to give the im­age a fi­nal lift.

BE­FORE

AFTER Make a bit of mess when shoot­ing food, as it makes it look more be­liev­able. the re­sult is more in­ter­est­ing and less ster­ile

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