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Photographing cheese
« on: April 02, 2009, 12:41:38 PM »
I'm just reposting work that others have done, but when it comes to photographing cheese these two posts have been instrumental in upping my game.

First off, building a lightbox
http://www.strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07/how-to-diy-10-macro-photo-studio.html

Mine is a tad different, but same idea
http://cheeseaday.blogspot.com/2009/03/cheap-upgrades-on-photographic-front.html

And as for composition, Lolo from Veganyumyum is probably the best amateur food photographer I have seen.  Her writeup is inspirational
http://veganyumyum.com/2008/09/food-photography-for-bloggers/


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Re: Photographing cheese
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 01:04:01 PM »
Great post!
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Re: Photographing cheese
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2009, 10:28:49 PM »
Great post. Now all I need to get a camera that takes decent pictures.

Thanks for the post!

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Re: Photographing cheese
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2009, 11:53:59 PM »
So I'm not saying I take great pics, but the camera I use cost $119 brand new from Amazon at the time.  The secret really is the lightbox, setting the color balance to 'tungsten' if your light source is a halogen work light like mine is, and setting the camera to Macro (the little flower icon).  It won't turn you into Ansel Adams, but those three things made me proud of my creations.

Oh, the camera I use is http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-A590IS-Digital-Stabilized/dp/B0011ZCDKS?ie=UTF8&s=photo#

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Re: Photographing cheese
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2009, 09:25:06 AM »
Those Cannon's are great little cameras! I got my son one for Xmas  last year they do everthing! They even make movies!

I need to get a new one. I have a 12 year old Olypmus that is slowly dying. It just doesn't focus right anymore. Sometimes I have to turn it on and off a few times to get it to snap a picture. And forget closeups! It just blurrs. Might've been dropped one time to many! I was going to get one this year but too many other toys to get first!

BTW your pictures are fantastic!


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