Tsue ~ That's What She Said: Mastering Food Photography with Sony ~ Lesson One

Friday, May 18, 2012

Mastering Food Photography with Sony ~ Lesson One

Having recently shared my enrollment in a fun, online course from Social Fabric University,  Mastering Food Photography with Sony, I wanted to keep you updated on my progress.  Having completed the first lesson, I simply have to share that I was thrilled with the results of my first shoot!  Granted, I have a tremendous amount left to learn and miles of improvement needed ahead, considering the depths of dismal results I was achieving before, I cannot help but to be very encouraged!

BEFORE

(blushing)
LESSON
This online photography course is well constructed and considered.  Encouraged to explore the work of other photographers, both amateur and professional, rather than becoming discouraged my current (lack of) skill, I found myself enchanted and inspired.  Frankly, it was quite a treat to explore the masters, observing various techniques in lighting, staging and style.  Two professional photographers really caught my eye,  Michael Ray and Lou Manna.  True to my personality, their styles are quite dissimilar and I'm curious to see which will have the greatest influence over my work as I move forward.  Michael Ray's photography style is quite fresh and clean, with Lou Manna's style much more dramatic.


For creating my first shoot, after exploring quality photos and skilled masters, my reading assignment was a comprehensive path into lighting techniques, with detail and examples of what works, what doesn't, theory and tips.  I was beyond thrilled with my improved shots, although I need to spend more time fine tuning my shots by experimenting with different light source details, reflections and the positioning.

AFTER


Photo Credit:  © That's What She Said
REFLECTION


Photos of food that actually look appealing, tempting and edible?  From me?  Why, yes!  Thank you for asking!  As is evident, I have more work ahead, in fine tuning and experimenting with lighting however the improvement is evident!  This photographer in training is thrilled and encouraged!

Stay tuned for more updates in the future!


Are you a photography pro or a photographer in training, like me?
What challenges you in achieving great shots?
What do you think about my first step improvement?
Tell me in a comment below, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

I was giving an opportunity to participate in this free photography course through my association with Social Fabric, a community of Collective Bias.  The opinions above are both honest and of my own experience.  Some images and information sourced from course and various sites related to Social Fabric.   Although my enthusiasm for this course is sincere, posts and badges related to SoFabU on my site are placed as part of the requirements of participating in the course.  #CBias  #SocialFabric

6 comments:

Pam said...

I am impressed! Very nice. I am still working on lighting. It's not going very well but I am trying. :) Keep up the good work!

Crystal said...

Looking good! I used to do all my food shots outdoors for the lighting, but I admit I have become lazy and have been just using my generic shots

Mimi B said...

Wow, that's a huge difference. I hope to get into one of these classes the next time around!!

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

Great shots! You have turned into quite the photographer :D

Grace said...

I see a great improvement. good for you.

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

Look at you!!! You've done an awesome job so far!!! I am loving this course and I feel that I have learned so much too!!!

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