Monday, December 21, 2009

Mini Cakes

My wife recently bought some mini cakes for gifts for friends. There were some leftovers and of course being so interested in food photography at the moment, I couldn't help and resist experimenting with it. Below are two photos of the same mini cake. Hmm.. I just had time to take photos of one (1) mini cake as I took these close to midnight () of December 18, 2009. Yes, I took these photos at night and not during the day.

Bon Appetit!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Bokeh - Out Of Focus (DIY)

So, what is Bokeh? Bokeh in photography as defined by Wikipedia is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image, or "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light".

I created something similar to what is found in the Internet to create artistic bokeh or bokeh with different shapes aside from the common circular, pentagonal, octagonal shape of bokeh. By the way, I also read from the Internet that the bokeh is also affected by the number of aperture blades the camera lens has but I can't recall where I have read it exactly from.

Anyway, back to creating different bokeh shapes was something interesting and I tried it myself on my kit lens. Basically, it's like overriding the default bokeh shape of the lens. With the Christmas season, I took the chance to create and experiment on this one as there's a bountiful resource of light points from Christmas lights.

Here's my best photos:

Straight Curls

Circular Curls

Circular Triangles

 Here's my do-it-yourself interchangeable bokeh accessory that yielded the above photos:

Here's a link for my inspiration to create myself a bokeh accesory: DIYPhotography. Thers's more DIYs in there to try as well.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

More Tries On Product Photography

Okay, the other night I was looking at my vodka, tequila, and other liquor on display then I had this idea to take some shots -- not liquor shots just to be clear. I wanted to try out something I have read before on the Internet regarding product photography. Well I would like to take of products with some reflections. So, without further due, I present my output (though I feel some are really skewed).You may click on the photo for a larger version.

What can I say about this one... Hmm...

Especially this one. The glass seemed to be out of symmetry.


And this one, the can looks tilted.

Oppsss... these aren't photos of my vodka, tequila, and other liquor... Well, these were much easier to handle than those big bottles. Anyway, I guess I partially nailed this part since I was after the setup for the products.

By the way, here are my previous attempts where the back ground was simply white: My Few Attempts

Thank you for viewing.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Canine Emotions

I recently went to take photos of Labrador pups that were off to be sold. At first the bunch were running around and barking and all --  it was feeding time that's why. Some were curious and sniffing the camera in front of them. Here are some of them:

Oh well, after their hearty meal, this is what they did:

Aren't they adorable? By the way, they chomped down their food under ten minutes.