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Photo-technique [Individual Subject section]  Create a photo-story of your time dining at a restaurant. .

Advanced technique

Glasses, tableware, and the expression of the guests that brightens with every dish served further enhance the climax of the scene.

The table arranged with favorite dishes is, so to speak, a climatic scene. The scene is further warmed up with the members' smiles and the classy tableware. To more richly record this scene and create a vivid impression, capture the members' relaxed expressions, shiny glassware in the rays of sunlight, and the surroundings.


Sample photo
Taken with: R8 ●1/34 sec ●F3.6 ●ISO154 ●EV-0.0 ●WB:AUTO
Sample photo
Taken with: R8 ●1/34 sec ●F3.6 ●ISO135 ●EV-0.0 ●WB:AUTO
Sample photo
Taken with: R8 ●1/28 sec ●F4.5 ●ISO200 ●EV-0.0 ●WB:AUTO



You may want to capture the lusciousness of the cuisine served in a dish. In such a case, hold your camera vertically.

As introduced in "Taking pictures of dishes so that they look delicious, Part 1", if you want to concentrate your shooting on the food by eliminating other miscellaneous information on the table, hold your camera vertically. This way, you can effectively photograph the food in the dishes. Try holding your camera vertically if you cannot get satisfactory close-ups of delicious-looking cuisine in a horizontal photo frame.


Sample photo
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/125 sec ●F3.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
Sample photo
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/79 sec ●F3.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO



Stimulating the viewer$B!G(Bs sense of taste, smell and touch is the ultimate goal of cuisine photography.

Viewers of your pictures should be able to visualize the texture of the food and even capture the aroma. It will make you very happy if you can take cuisine photos that appeal to the eye, sense of taste, smell and touch. To take such great shots, you should be conscious of the "texture" and "3-dimensional quality" of the dishes. Get as close to them as possible in macro mode and look for an angle that best presents the surface texture and 3-D appearance of the food.

Sample photo
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/125 sec ●F3.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
The "light" is indispensable for depicting the texture and 3-D quality of the food to be photographed. The key to a successful shot is to find an angle or position where the sauce or moist food produces a "luster" through reflection of the light.



Vertical and horizontal framing. Zooming in and out Various photo modes and difference in the resulting photographs.

The same dish can give quite different impressions depending on the vertical or horizontal framing and the camera angle. Lastly, take pictures of the same subject using different patterns, and compare the different qualities in the pictures by changing the position and angle of your camera.


Sample photo
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/84 sec ●F3.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
Tried to take pictures of an exquisitely arranged dish with the horizontal camera position. You can succeed in getting the shots you want by extending the camera position obliquely upward, thus cutting out unnecessary information around the plate.
Sample photo
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/90 sec ●F3.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
This picture was taken by holding the camera horizontally on a spontaneous eye line from a sitting position. Some unnecessary information is included in the background.
To retain the impact of the cuisine on the plate, the large white area of the plate is shown intentionally.
Sample photo
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/79 sec ●F3.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
By choosing a vertical position, I was able to take a clean picture of the exquisitely arranged dish.
Taking photographs vertically enable you to depict beautiful arrangements of food with comparative ease.
Sample photo
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/90 sec ●F3.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
You take strong visuals of a spare rib in a close up, vertical position.
Sample photo
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/90 sec ●F3.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
In horizontal framing, you can take the images of the whole arrangement. To eliminate the background, hold your camera at a high angle.
Sample photo
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/79 sec ●F3.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
Taken from above by slightly retreating. You can capture the whole plate, but you end up getting a flat picture without a 3-D effect.
Sample photo
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/79 sec ●F3.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
Tried to depict both the decoration on the top of the cake and its 3-D effect by photographing from slightly above the cake.
Sample photo
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/90 sec ●F3.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
I was able to capture the top decoration by photographing from almost directly above the object, but the picture fails to portray the height and size of the cake.
Sample photo
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/97 sec ●F3.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
Moved to a slightly lower position than that used to take the picture on the left. I was able to get a better shot with some 3-D effect appearing.
Sample photo
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/97 sec ●F2.4 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
Dessert arranged on a long dish is difficult to photograph. such a case, decide the portion of the dish that you want to shoot most.
Sample photo
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/97 sec ●F3.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
I was able to photograph the entire dish, but I failed to depict the palatability of the cakes on it.
Sample photo
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/104 sec ●F3.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
Texture of raw cream and luster of the sauce. Give up shooting the overall view, and focus on capturing its daintiness.



There has to be an end to happy moments. Pictures of departing guests are the last scene of the photo-story.

You had a dreamy time when you escaped from the daily routine of your life. Pictures of departing guests will be the closing scene of the photo-story.
From the beginning to the end, the memories of this day will linger in your mind and return to you vividly whenever you open this photo-story.
A special location, gorgeous dishes, and well dressed friends: When you have such a day, create your photo-story to record the memorable occasion.

Sample photo
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/84 sec ●F3.6 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:MANUAL
Copy and photos: [Shibuya & Ebisu] Lunch Journal Surfrider
/Photograph cooperation: "IL BORRO TOKYO" HONEY'S GARDEN

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