Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by hAm53, Aug 13, 2005.
Sauce César Royal Norway Lobster with Caesar Sauce
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Do it! You can really only taste the butter and garlic. They have the texture of a steamed clam. DS (now 16) tried them on the Magic when he was 8 and loved them. He orders them on every cruise now.
what type of lens are you using?? I have been thinking about getting a macro, but have also heard good things about reverse ring adapters for the 50mm that i already own.
We have had them several times and they are always delicious.
Wallis this was shot with an 85mm f/1.4. Almost all of my food shots are shot with a 24-70 and flash but only had the 85 with me at lunch this day.
Captain's Gala Fantasy
Pan-seared Venison Medallions
with marinated Red Cabbage, Potato Croquettes, and a Port Wine and Juniper Reduction
If you don't mind me asking...have a few questions:
What settings are you typically using when photographing food...i.e, aperature, iso, shutter speed.?
Do you use shutter or aperture priority, auto iso, etc?
Do you always use flash?
Of these three lenses I currently own, which would you suggest is best to use?
Canon kit lense 18-55mm
Canon 50mm f/1.8
I would use the 18-55 or 18 -270. The 50 mm will be too hard to use on a plate. You'll need to stand a bit away to take each picture.
When shooting food I always use manual. ISO depends on how dark the restaurant is but somewhere around 800, f/5 to f/8 depending on how deep I want the depth of field, shutter speed somewhere under max sync speed (125-200) and an external flash attached to the camera. Of your three lenses the 50mm would be the sharpest. I shoot with a 24-70 and use the entire range with most shot around 50mm. The only thing with the 50 is obviously you will have to physically move to zoom.
Grilled Portobello Mushroom and Polenta With a Roasted Shallot Sauce and a Parmesan Crisp
I would go with the 18-55. With some large zoom lenses you can often see distortion around the edges when fully zoomed out (18mm). Nothing horrible that would spoil your picture, and most people probably would not really notice.
I always use a flash for food shots. Too often you'll lose a lot of the colour if you don't. Don't hold your camera directly above your food and shoot straight down. You'll get too much reflection off the white plates, and your food will look very two-dimensional.
Tahitian Vanilla Crème Brûlée
With Almond Biscotti
Royal Palace Fantasy
I do photography as well. How are places like Palo and Remy when it comes to shooting food with a DSLR and flash? I'd love to bring mine in but would it not disrupt others if I shoot pics of my food? Great pics, btw.
Thanks so much for the info, much appreciated! My wife & I will be on the Disney Fantasy this Dec. and plan on taking plenty of food photographs!
I'll stick with the 50mm for photographing food, agreed...definitely the sharpest of the lenses I currently own. Unfortunately, I don't own an external flash...is this necessarily to achieve similar photographs? Should I use slightly different settings when not using an external flash?
Which December cruise?
December 8th sailing...aka, DIS Unplugged Podcast Cruise 4.0.
Plenty of food photography to be taken on that ship for 7-nights!
do they ever allow you to take a dessert back to your room? Sometimes i just can't eat dessert right after a meal but...2 hours later I sure am looking for one, and i'd hate to miss out on one of these!!
Thanks for all these wonderful pictures! YUMMY!
Well, I'm certainly getting intimidated here. I just use my point and shoot Kodak easyshare camera.
Hi NJGuy, I'm a portrait photographer not a food photographer but the rules are the same however. The idea being it's always better to get the flash higher or off camera than where the manufacturer places them. In your case however, I would suggest you use a filter/diffuser for your on camera flash if you can't or don't have an off camera flash just yet. Just my 2 cents. Enjoy your cruise! I'll take my first cruise on the Magic 9/12/12 to Canada.
Just want to say that not only was this item the best thing I ate on the Fantasy, it's the best thing I ever ate, period. Just get it.
Yes. Just tell your servers you want to take it to go. We did this a few times. No problems.
It was amazing. As was the tuna steak with white truffle potatoes
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