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More Food Photography this time with Off Camera Flash

Tasty Food Photography - How to Take food photography

I had the opportunity to do some more food photography at Mount Juliet with the amazing chefs at the 3AA Rosette Lady Helen restaurant. The last time I did food photography I didn’t have the facility to take my flash off-camera; however since then, I have purchased a set of flash triggers to remotely fire the 430 EXII which is much more beneficial to the quality and lighting of the final image.

The location I chose was the table nearest the window with some good natural light, I setup the flash on another table and had a reflector catching the flash to build some all round light focusing on the dishes. You can see the basic setup below.

Food Photography Setup - Tripod, Flash, Reflector

The dishes were a monkfish dish and a lamb dish, each having their own challenges in how to present, light and shoot.

I angled the plate slightly to lead the eye and give some interest to the shot. By reflecting the off-camera flash, combining it with the ambient light the following style shots were achieved.

Food Photography 2013 Monkfish photo

With the other dish I used background elements to add some interest and shot across the place as can be seen below.

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These dishes are available at the Lady Helen restaurant at Mount Juliet, Co. Kilkenny.

 

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