Gearing up for Restaurant week is always quite the task.. driving around all day restaurant to restaurant, jump out wait on meals setup, shoot and repeat for up to 6 restaurants in one day. It can be quite tiring as opposed to how awesome most “Foodies” think my job is at this time of year.
The second factor is always how Mundane photographing food has become. you light it, you get close, you use shallow dof, you treat it like still life after trying all kinds of other ways to make it exciting again it all comes back to being shooting something in a dish -_-. This year i decided to bring out the macro on a few of the assignments and really get close, cropping in on the Dish and everything just to focus on that which really matters.. The Food. Of course this method wont work for everything, not every meal is fun to look at as Sushi.. where a Macro easily works for it.
Above we have a dish from Cocoro at the mayfair hotel Memory Fails me as to what exactly its called May be a Salmon Roll. I decided to cross light it on a diagonal and shoot it with the nikon 60mm Micro I was fairly Pleased with the results.. not enough to submit it for publication though but pleased non the less. For light I used the sb900 modded by the Lumiquest SBIII camera left before subject and a sb-28 Snooted camera left behind subject.