When it comes to food photography on the fly, this is the one thing you must know.
Living in a small country where eating is a national hobby, it is no longer surprising to see fellow diners whipping out their cameras (usually digital) to snap the meal that they are about to eat. Often, these photos will be shared with friends via social media.
But what if you want to capture the meal on film? Same basic principles apply in food photography. In fact, this is a tip that all photographers should be aware of.
Tip: Go as close as you can
In addition to a good light source, you really should know your camera’s minimum focusing distance. When it comes to Lomo cameras, my personal favourite camera for food shots is the LC-W. This nifty little camera can go as close as 40cm and then some.
But what if you are using a camera like the LC-A+ with a minimum focusing distance of 80cm? The solution lies in filling the frame.
Naturally, it doesn’t hurt to snap how your food was being prepared and served to you.
I am described as a foodie; but I pale in comparison to the food bloggers here. I also enjoy shooting with film. So it is only natural that I try to do both at the same time. However, I do whip out my cameraphone to go really close when my film camera can’t.
Do you also like to shoot before you eat?