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Food Photography 101: How to capture delicious delights in one frame

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Feb. 12, 19 | 9:10 am

While it’s easier these days to capture moments on your phone’s camera, having a DSLR to get the finest details as you work on your end goal to entice your audience is still worth studying, especially for food photographers.

This is one of the reasons why Novotel, ibis World Trade Centre and ibis One Central Hotel in partnership with Nikon brought together several of the UAE’s photographers and social media influencers to a ‘#FoodieFun Insta Meet’ that began with a Food Photography 101 workshop to help them learn about the key techniques that they can do to further enhance the way they take their food photographs and help increase engagement with their following.

The workshop was spearheaded by one of Dubai’s seasoned Filipino photographers, Charles Liban Jr. who shared several tips for DSLR users to help optimize their time when taking food photos by incorporating several technical aspects into one shot that photographers can be proud of.

Best Camera Settings

While Liban said that more seasoned photographers can already play around with the rules, here are his suggested settings for the DSLR especially for beginners when doing food photography:

ISO: 100 – 800

Shutter Speed: 60

45 or 90 degree Horizontal shot Aperture: f 3.2

Top-down or Flat lay shot Aperture: f 8

Always shoot in RAW format

Custom White Balance

Shoot on Full Manual Mode

Shoot in Live View

After the workshop, the organizers of #FoodieFun Insta Meet also presented an opportunity for attendees to join a food photography contest featuring the restaurants around their cluster of hotels.

Winners will be announced before the end of February.

 

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