Sometimes, there are situations where you simply can’t capture the meal that you’re about to partake in. But fret not, here are some tips on what else you can do.
Every now and then I get caught in a situation where I can’t document what I am about to eat because of the camera’s minimum focusing distance; the lack of good lighting; when I am with a party of hungry friends polishing off the plates before I can shoot; or just simply when I don’t have much time. But I’ve learnt what else I can do during such situations. My solution is to snap photos of the location!
During a recent holiday, my wife and I were late for our breakfast buffet as the hotel’s cafe was about to close for its breakfast service. So here’s what I did.
- Take the key shots of the offerings
- Take photos of the restaurant/cafe settings
- Take photos of other diners
Once that is done, you can quickly wolf down your meal before heading out for the day.