OK… Bubiko does not yet exist in AR. She is now a project-in-the-making. Soon, however… What does is exist is a lot of groundwork related to the possibilities of AR cinema.(Secret Donut World, I’m looking at you). Bubiko’s blog is here. The beauty of this stage of not-yet-spending-money development is that everything is beneficial, yet nothing really matters. To me…ba da da dum dum…Mama!(sorry)
The point is that putting a photography lesson on a food blog is harmless, beneficial and may reveal something that is useful later on… We are thinking about, and playing with the idea of, Bubiko’s voice, her speech patterns.(The following text is quite clearly not Bubiko’s, a bit of fourth wall experimentation.) Bubi’s catch phrase is Aroi mak mak! She is a little chef from Thailand. Details and developments to follow.
For now, without further ado… the same photography lesson/test that is on Bubiko’s Foodtour’s blog. Comments of any sort are welcome…And AR people… please get in touch so we can show you our top secret startup plans…
The best things to eat come from the Earth: fruits, salt, spices, the ingredients of bread, vegetables and more. These wondrous substances receive energy from the sun. The sun gives us light and heat.
Photography is a combination of two Greek words: ‘photo’, meaning ‘light’ and ‘graph’, meaning ‘drawing’. Photographers create with light. Regardless of subject matter, a photograph is a recording of light. The different amounts of light energy recorded in one scene, one moment. The absence of light.
To become a food photographer, one must first be aware of the relationship between food and light. Light reveals the photographer’s thoughts about the food.
The photograph above is a recording of a very even light. The exposure was made in the late afternoon. The camera determined the exposure automatically.
I prefer this photograph, which has been modified a small amount, with a free software called PicMonkey.
The photograph above is a recording of a very even light. The exposure was made in the late afternoon. The camera determined the exposure automatically. Below is a composite of the touched and unretouched photos.
In the above image, I increased the size of the unchanged images to make it easier to see the differences. I will explain the changes in my next post. If you have any questions about anything related to food photography, please ask. I have a degree in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology and have documented a few very well known chefs.
The Bubiko photos are all taken with an iPhone 6s.
Simply: learn to appreciate light and your photos will be stronger. The gear really doesn’t matter. It is about what you see. And your vision.