(alleen in het engels)
This second edition of food-o-grafie is about lenses. Well I don't have much to say about that really at this point. That's why I wanted to skip this time, and also because of the busy holidays. Later I saw that the deadline was changed and I decided to throw a little post in anyway.
I was so close in buying a SLR during the holidays, saw a really good deal for a Canon EOS450D, but in the end no new camera. (won't bother you with the reasons) So I still have my Canon G7 compact... and not much lenses to talk about.
One fixed lens with two settings: close (a flower) and normal (a mountain). The latter takes sharp pictures from about 40 cm I think, so for food pictures I normally just use the 'flower'.
I use the P (programme) setting the most and not the auto. And of course which setting I use depends on the spot where I take the picture. I always look for the setting that makes it look colourwise like it is in real... logical.
Optical zoom (6x) I don't use a lot for foodphotography, that's more with scenery and people.
I am using the white-balance more these days, not only because I finally understand (or think to understand) how it works, but also because one light setting that I tend to use a lot, sometimes gives a pinkish undertone depending on the surrounding colours. It didn't do that at first... don't know why that happens now.
This photo "Persian Kardamomcookies" (from the book "Home Baking") is shot in Macromode and here are some other EXIF-data:
Camera: Canon PowerShot G7 - Canon
Exposure: 0.05 sec. (1/20)
Focal Length: 7.4 mm (35 mm equivalent: 34.3 mm)
Max Aperture: 2.8
Resolution: 180 x 180 dpi
Dimension: 2736 x 3648 pixels
If you want to see more EXIF data you can see them HERE. Frankly most of them don't mean much to me, I don't even know what some of them mean. I'm not that technical, though learning more everyday. Whén... ah when I'll ever own a SLR, I'll buy a book and learn more about it and or take a course.