BREAKFAST STILL LIFE
Shoot an appetising scene full of colour
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.
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.
in photoshop adjust the levels. Make sure your highlights do not get blown out. aim to maintain as much detail as you can.
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.
AFTER Make a bit of mess when shooting food, as it makes it look more believable. the result is more interesting and less sterile