Which do you prefer, close or a little bit wide?
Food Photography Experiment: Guacamole Recipe and the Tamron 90mm VC
Lately, it’s been a challenge to squeeze in some time for some food photography work. After all, it does require some planning… You have to find a recipe, get the ingredients, make time to cook the recipe then have enough energy to photography it before the family devours it for dinner. This weekend I decided to take some time to photography one of my favorite appetizers before we headed off to our Labor Day BBQ.
Since it’s still early I’m able to shoot in the available daylight, but it was a really quick session because by the time I finished the guacamole we were already late for dinner.
I’m falling in love with the straight above angle, which wasn’t the way I would have gone a few months ago. But I’m struggling with which type of shot I like the best. Is it better to get in close for that tight shot, or should you allow more of the atmosphere in the frame?
- 3 Avocados
- 1/4 cup of chopped onion (I used red onions)
- 2 Roma tomatoes chopped (I scoop out the seeds and access liquid
- 1/2 cup of cilantro chopped finely
- 1 lime, juiced
- 3 chopped garlic cloves
- salt and pepper to taste
Mix everything together and presto, you have my favorite Guacamole dish that everyone seems to love.
* Photos captured with the Canon 6d, Tamron 90mm VC lens.