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    Friday, 2 September 2011

    more food, more lessons....

    01 September 2011
    Mohammadpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    did I say that we had finished all the food on Eid Day??.... well, we did finish, but they were prepared again... yay!!.... and this time too, I was very active with all those funny-looking fence-like stuff they call lighting gears!!

    just thought it might be a good idea to change the perspective a little.... used the same light setup as the previous one, with one Lastoline 24" Ezybox Hotshoe softbox as the main light and a bare YN-560 as a backlight.... just changed the vantage point totally.... wanted to capture the geometry of the food.... actually because of the changed vantage point, the lights were coming from the bottom-right (Lastolite) and from top-left (bare flash)..... the bare flash was set at a distance of around 8-10ft from the dishes and became the edge light... I didn't actually plan for such a change of vantage point, and as a result, didn't have a lotta stuff to fill the frame.... it wasn't really possible to bring the whole two plates in frame (had to crop on left side).... that would've made it even harder to fill the composition and complete the shoot... food photography is more about food styling, so this was a big lesson for me... perhaps next time....

    started today's session in a more typical fashion... used a Sigma 150mm macro lens to fill the frame.... the same lighting setup.... the YN-560 inside the Lastolite was triggered with an Elinchrom Skyport radio trigger, while the bare flash was on optical trigger mode (S1)...

    the food actually tasted a lot better than it actually looked.... that was the best part of it... :)

    more Eid photoshoot to come in a hurry!! :)
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