Salmon and Ackee on top of Spaghetti with vegetables and a Basil and Curry Sauce & Red Label Wine
I love my food. I love cooking. I love capturing images of my food. The correct herbs and spices make a lovely meal. The arrangement of a meal before eating makes it very appetising.
The above images show what can be done to present images of food.
There are two ways of doing this. Cook the food or purchase the food already cooked. For the above I did a mix of both. The fish and chicken was purchased or removed from another meal and the vegetables and basil and curry sauce was prepared by me. I also baked and decorated the cake.
How does it look if you do not present the meal in the right way when capturing images?
The above shows home-made bread, peanut butter with marmalade and cheese and Blue Mountain Coffee. For the meal it is fish and vegetable with a cup of tea. It is a picture.
The images above show that you can capture the build up to the meal. Images can be captured from the basic ingredients and all the way to the final presentation. Several of the images above are not usable for anything. They are simply noting the ingredients that went into the meal.
The making of the cake is shown above. The fruits were soaked in Jamaican Brandy for more than five years.
The wonderful chicken in the images above was from different places. There is the usual chicken (and spicy wings) and chips that you get from the ubiquitous chicken shop. I went as far as COGIC Luton to get a nice succulently seasoned chicken with the dumpling and chips. The chips were consumed and the chicken and dumpling left for Sunday dinner. Blessings!
I usually present images of my cooking in the plates shown above. For a change I used the slates for the starting images. After capturing all off the images the only option left was to place everything in the plate and microwave the food. The food got cold.
Capture as many images of the food at different stages and include props (flower, candle, bow tie) to improve on the presentation.
The lighting was a mixture of LED and natural lighting. The majority of the images were captured at aperture f2.8, ISO 320 and ISO 640 with vivid settings in the camera.