The Food Photography Continues

Last week I shared some food photography images from last year’s restaurant week assignments. I decided not to wait a whole year to share this time around. The promo features have started to appear in the thursday gleaner’s food section for Restaurant week so stay tuned this and every thursday leading up to the Kingston Restaurant Week Publication in november :). Two food photographs that I did got published today see screen shots below.

Here's a screen camp from todays e-Paper of the meal from Tracks and Records

Here’s a screen camp from todays e-Paper of the meal from Tracks and Records

Screen Cap of the meal from Jahva Cafe

Screen Cap of the meal from Jahva Cafe

I went about these images in the same manner I typically go about my food photography assignments. Basic two light setup in a cross lighting pattern, I’ve added an occasional fill from a reflector in some cases but non of those images are ready for sharing yet. I’m not pleased with some of the shadows being created by the kicker light so I’m toying with the idea of diffusing the kicker and seeing if it’ll still reveal enough detail / texture but softer shadows due to the relative size of the light source.

Setup Photo

Lighting Setup at Jahva Cafe

Lighting Setup at Jahva Cafe

The flash power on the key light was OVER 9000!!!!!. I Mean I really don’t remember I rarely remember flash power settings from my images especially not on food assignments that i do more than 4 or 5 restaurants a day. Enjoy the images, Feel free to ask any questions in the comments below and remember the Food Photography will not be televised!!! so you gotta buy the thursday Gleaner to keep tabs on what the restaurants are offering for Kingston Restaurant week. which will help you figure out where you wanna go come november 8, 2013.

Tracks and Records two light setup kicker is behind at camera right and main at camera left Nikon D800 50mm shutter: 1/125 , f6.3, iso 100

Tracks and Records two light setup kicker is behind at camera right and main at camera left
Nikon D800 50mm shutter: 1/125 , f6.3, iso 100

Two light setup as seen in the setup image; Nikon D800; 1/200 sec;   f/7.1;   ISO 100

Jahva Cafe, Two light setup as seen in the setup image; Nikon D800; 1/200 sec; f/7.1; ISO 100

Author: Taylor

Award winning photojournalist specializing in lifestyle oriented assignments but not limited to that field. My other area of interest is sports and environmental portraiture I've photographed many fashion editorials for the Jamaica Gleaner's Flair Magazine among other photojournalism assignments for the gleaners daily publications ranging from sports, special features, food, lifestyle and Hard News. My inspirations come from photographers such as Joe McNally, Chase Jarvis, David Hobby, Annie Leibovitz, Jerry Ghionis, Joe Buissink among others. The long and short of it all though is I love taking photos and Making things look beautiful..

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  1. Nice blog TG. Keep up the good work.

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    • Thanks Farmgirl. I certainly intend to :). Keep coming back. share it with friends you think may be interested as well. see you next post.

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