The architecture of the restaurant is also a popular topic. Start releasing shutter from the moment the guests start arriving. Capture the members' expressions in every situation. A beautiful photo-story begins with this very shot.
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/189 sec ●F3.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.0 ●WB:MANUAL
Taken with: R8 ●1/133 sec ●F3.6 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:MANUAL
Name of the restaurant, entrance, and the guest members Don't try to include everything into a shot because that often makes the people appear too small. In such a case, divide the scene into sections.
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/52 sec ●F2.4 ●ISO80 ●EV-0.0 ●WB:MANUAL
What you want to take is the mood and sentiment of the target subject. Stop taking formal photographs. Take snapshots of people from different angles.
The doors open up to a wide stretch of the garden as if in a resort. If you want to depict the impression of images you receive from the area, first look for a characteristic object that will form the focal point of the atmosphere and impression you want to present the audience. You don't have to include the full view in your shots. The characteristic object here is the white parasol. Use the parasol as the focal axis and look for a well-balanced composition to express the image you received from this location.
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/350 sec ●F3.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
Quite often the faces of people in a photo become extremely dark and the details are lost when photos are taken while they are sitting under a parasol, on a shaded terrace bench, or in an open-air area.
In a predominantly white scene, your camera assumes that the surrounding area is bright as a whole and under exposes. As a result, an important subject may wind up with a blacked out face. To prevent disappointment later, when you photograph outdoors, bring it up on the image monitor immediately and check the result.
Taken with: R8 ●1/290 sec ●F4.3 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.0 ●WB:AUTO
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/290 sec ●F7.1 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
People sitting at a table under an open parasol were taken from above with the camera angled downwards. Shadow from the parasol is on the subjects' faces.
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/540 sec ●F3.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
This shot was taken from a slightly lower position with the photographer squatting. The white table cloth served as a reflector and their faces came out fine.
From the garden into the main dining room. The dining room projects a gorgeous atmosphere with its high ceiling and a large chandelier.
Here too, I released the shutter on the composition using the object that forms the focal point for creating the impression.
To express the height of the ceiling, you should hold your camera in a vertical position for effect.
Taken with: R8 ●1/104 sec ●F3.3 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.0 ●WB:AUTO
Finally, you are seated at the table. Here too you take pictures of the expressions of the members along with photos of the dishes.
Similar to the outdoor shooting, you must be careful about the arrangement of the members' sitting positions indoors. If there is a particular person you want to take pictures of on a celebratory occasion, have that person take a seat in a chair that is not affected by backlight.
Taken with: R8 ●1/34 sec ●F3.6 ●ISO168 ●EV-0.0 ●WB:AUTO
Taken with: R8 ●1/68 sec ●F3.3 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.0 ●WB:AUTO
Sitting near a backlit window ruins the members' nice smiles.
Taken with: R8 ●1/34 sec ●F3.6 ●ISO183 ●EV-0.0 ●WB:AUTO
The seat facing the window. Smiles are captured perfectly.