Với lần chụp sản phẩm này, chúng tôi muốn nó thật đơn giản nhất có thể với mật ong, một lọ thủy tinh và 1 cái muỗng quấy mật ong. Đầu tiên chúng ta nên thử với các hướng ánh sáng khác nhau khi chụp ảnh quảng cáo.
Một băn khoăn nữa khi chụp quảng cáo đồ ăn đó là sử dụng ánh sáng với chất lượng như thế nào(Quality of light), ở đây chúng ta nói tới ánh sáng Diffused và Non-diffused.
Với cái khuấy mật ong này, không phải ai cũng biết công dụng của nó. Vì thế tôi sử dụng kèm với 1 cái lọ thì người xem sẽ biết ngay được công dụng của nó, đây cũng là 1 phần quan trọng vì nó giúp liên kết các thành phần trong một bức ảnh quảng cáo lại với nhau.
Giờ thì thực ra nhìn cũng được hơn nhưng mà lại có cảm giác chật và thiếu cái gì đó. Tôi nghĩ là tôi thích 1 shot hình đang rưới mật ong lên 1 món ăn nào đó sẽ làm khuôn hình đầy đủ và bao gồm được 1 câu chuyện. Với tone nâu vàng ấm áp, tôi nghĩ tới những bữa sáng, và thế là tôi chọn cách rưới mật ong lên sữa chua.
Những hình cuối cùng chụp ảnh sản phẩm quảng cáo các bạn nhìn xem có được không ?
How to Use Direction and Quality of Light to Enhance Your Food Photos
Today we have Taylor Mathis from photographing FOOD series to show us how to use light direction correctly and enhance your food photos. Taylor is a food photographer from Charlotte, NC and will show you the concepts with simple subjects.
Take it away Taylor.
I’m going to show you how lighting direction and lighting quality can have a great impact on the look of your image. To keep the emphasis on the differences in lighting setups, I’m using honey and greek yogurt as my props.
For this shot, I want to keep it simple. Just the honey, a glass jar, and a wooden honey dipper. The classic wooden honey dipper is universally known as a great dispenser of this sticky, golden, sweet ingredient. Let me show you how I made it a focus of the shot. First, I decided on a lighting direction.
Above are examples of the honey shot with side lighting. It doesn’t look bad, but it doesn’t quite have that golden glow and slightly blown out background that I was looking for.
Below, the honey was shot with a backlit lighting set-up. Can you see how placing the light source behind the jar gives the honey a warm golden glow? Backlighting also removes any distracting highlights on the glass and creates slightly blown out background and gives a natural and light airy look to the image.
Remember that when backlighting, your camera may tell you the incorrect exposure. Below is the same shot at three different shutter speeds. On the far left is what the camera said was correct. On the far right is the actual exposure that I used. With backlighting, there is another decision that had to be made. What quality of light to use? My two options were diffused or un-diffused. Below, the same jar of honey was shot with both types of light. The diffused light was created by hanging a bed sheet from the garage door.
If you’re looking for harder shadow lines and more contrast, then the un-diffused light is the way to go. This could work if you were trying to convey an outdoor or summertime theme. For the following examples, I preferred the softer looking diffused light. Choose the one that is best going to complement your image.
The honey dipper was a prop that would add meaning and context to my image. When a viewer sees it with a jar, they immediately understand its purpose and relationship. The classic wooden material of the honey dipper fits in with the glass jar and natural warm tones I wanted in the image. Below are a few different compositions using the honey dipper. The three images at the bottom show the dipper coated in honey and drizzling the honey back into the jar.
After trying several different compositions, I decided that I liked the honey dipper action shots the best. To elaborate on this theme, I wanted to have the dipper drizzling honey over food. The focus would still be on the honey and honey dipper, but adding a food item would help tell more of a story. With the warm golden tones of the wooden background and the honey, I was drawn to create a breakfast scene. From tea to toast, there are many breakfast foods that you could add honey to. For this image, I decide to go with honey drizzled over greek yogurt.
In images 1-6, I show you how I styled the yogurt. I started with a single serving cup that you find in the grocery store and stirred it until it was a creamy consistency. I tried the image with both a spoon and without a spoon resting in the bowl. I saw that the spoon would get in the way of the honey dipper, so I went with no spoon. I used a second spoon to scrape the yogurt off of the first spoon, which allowed for easy placement of the yogurt in the bowl. I used a spoon to create waves in the top of the yogurt for the honey to flow over. Below is the final image.