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Food Porn – Top 10 pictures of 2015-2016 and story behind them

Food Porn

 

What is Food Porn ?

There might be several definition on the internet but according to me it’s a picture which can arouse a hunger, a picture which makes  the saliva glands active. For different people it could be different food products for some it might not take a really brilliant picture to be aroused.

It’s been over a year I have been using DSLR for clicking food pictures, I am still in a learning stage. I see many bloggers who even own a DSLR using it AUTO mode. DSLR full potential can only been used in a manual mode

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Dish – Vegetarian Crepes

Location – Hybrid, CP

Condition – Good sunlight

Sitting next to a window which allows ample of  sunlight to come in, is the best spot to click pictures. There is no better light than sunlight to click pictures without professional equipment

 

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Dish – Salmon Mi-Cuit, Vanilla, Sour Cream

Location – Olive

Condition – Low light indoors

High end places don’t have much light during the evening. It was a challenge  for me to take picture with such low light and using flash was out of the question . I improvised and asked for 4 small lights  to be lit on my table which helped me using slow shutter speed and High ISO to capture the beautiful platting of the chef.

 

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Dish – Chocolate Nutella Torte

Place –The California Boulevard ,Gurgaon sector-29

Condition – No light & indoor

After sitting in their comfortable ambiance with  lights which were lid brighter for us to take good pictures. We decided to take the last course downstairs( back sitting area )which we realized was completely dark. Desperate times calls for Desperate measures. I had to use the flash and the end product was not good. I increased the shutter speed and closed the aperture to as much as possible. Doing so I got a decent pictures which was a hit on the internet on our social media channels

 

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Dish – Jalebi with a modern twist

Location – SelectED ODC

Condition – Vertical Detailing

This Preview was in there head office which had a very big window with curtains. It’s best to ask to move furniture and open windows ( blinds or curtains). There are few dishes which have vertical detailing with a height to showcase the dish from a side shot.such as pastries, burgers ..

 

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Dish – Churros

Location –Dos Burros, Cyber Hub Gurgaon

Condition – impromptu Accessories

When we clicked this picture we realized that redbull and my sunglasses have also come in the frame. We removed them and clicked a clear shot . The picture without the Redbull and sunglasses was not so appealing. I learned simple food items when clicked alone don’t end up  making a great pictures. I suggest you add elements of the dish in the picture to make it more appealing

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Dish – Grilled prawns

Location – Project

Condition- multiple elements on a plate 

It was during the evening time when we were reviewing this place and we choose to keep our dishes under a direct light which gave us some  amazing pictures. When there are multiple things on a plate such as above it’s best to take a shot from top and in this case during a fully occupied restaurant I have to stand on a chair to click this picture

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Drink – White wine sangria

Place – Indian Accent

The drinks which are served in a transparent glass are best clicked from the side. Be it a bottle of beer or a wine or coke or martini

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Dish – Grilled Meat

Location – The Grub Fest

Condition – While cooking 

Sometimes there is a open kitchen and you get an opportunity to click the cooking process. I am not a Pro photographer and  take my own sweet time to set my DSLR for a particular picture. But during such occasion I click few shots without the dish to get the rights settings.

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Dish – The Milky Way

Location FARZI Cafe

Great plating leads to a great picture. The dish above require one hell of a platting from the chef. Look for dishes with good presentation

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Dish – Death by chocolate

Location – Amreli

Equipment – It’s good to invest in your DSLR by buying professional flashes and lenses. The above picture was captured using a studio setup at the Restaurant.

Above all the pictures were clicked using Nikon 5200D with 18-55 lens. We are just in a learning stage, so if there is a suggestion kindly comment below 

 

 

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