Thinking of our needs and resources, Tony decided to keep the set-up as simple as possible: he used a large soft box, with a contrived reflector to balance the light. He talked us through whether you want to focus sharply on one part of the dish, or keep as much as possible in focus, whether you need specular highlights or not, depending on the ingredients. It was suggested that the current fashion of stacking food high on the plate might be partly to make it easier to make impressive publicity shots.
Most members brought their cameras with them and tried out various angles and compositions of all three courses and there was much discussion of lenses, exposure settings, flashes and cameras. It was stressed that none of the images made during the workshop were eligible for entry into our CoL&CPS Food themed competition on March 6th. We are delighted that Diane, Wendy and Tony will be our judges for that evening.
Many thanks to Susi Luard and Chris Jepson for their images from the evening. The last frame in the gallery celebrates the awarding of the Tiger Trophy to Robert Wilkinson, for winning the January competition on Flickr's 'Pick of the Week' group. His chosen theme for February is 'Chilling'.