So, let’s talk about Food Photography. Many of you have email me and asked me about the food photography workshops that I used to run. Sadly, due to the workload, I simply don’t have time to organise any more workshops this year. Having said that, I am actually helping Sneh at Cook Republic to host one or two workshops at her place. So if you are interested, you’re more than welcomed to check out her blog and sign up for it.
You probably not aware of this, most photographers will probably only take a day to do the photoshoot, then spend a whole week in the office editing the photos after. True story. With a little bit of editing and touching up using softwares like Lightroom, Aperture or Photoshop, that’s when the photos come to life. I know some of you are interested to find out what I normally would do to my photos after taking them. So I thought I will come up with a few video tutorials and share them here on the blog to show you guys how I normally edit my photos. Nothing to complicated, just a few tricks and tips that hopefully able to help you with your photography as well.
Adobe Lightroom is the program that I’ve been using for years and one that I am familiar with. You can download a trial version and have a play with it, and if you like it then you can buy the full license to use the program. So for the first tutorial, I want to talk about the most common dilemma we all face while taking photos in a dimly lit restaurant. That’s right, those photos that turned out to be dark, hideous, yellow and unusable. In this video, I will show you how to fix and salvage those photos with just a few simple steps in Lightroom. Another aspect that I tapped into in this video is the difference between JPG and RAW format files. As I do encourage people to shoot RAW format as it is a lot easier to edit and fix compared to JPGs. Check out the video and see for yourself.