Updated: Feb 8, 2020
As a photographer I love challenging myself and this week is no different. I popped down to my local Tesco and picked up a ready meal, some fresh herbs at a cost of £4.50 all in. The challenge that I set my self was to photograph this £4.50 meal to look like a fine dinning meal.
What I bought from Tesco:
Ham & Mushroom Tagliatelle
My setup was quite simple here is the list of items that I used for my set:
Bone china plate that I had that most high end resturants use for spagetti
Knife and fork
Salt and Pepper grinders
Dinning table or a nice looking surface
For the lighting I also kept this very simple and lit the complete scene with a single light, GODOX AD600, this is a cordless monoblock light that is battery operated, natuarlly a wired monoblock light will work the exact same. I also used a 60cm Octobox to modify the light and with the baffle in place. Finally I used the Sony A7RIII full frame camera with Sony 90mm f2.8 macro lens attached.
Below is the final settings to produce the images.
All the images have been captured with Capture One through tethered shooting, this is avoid moving the camera in anyway.
I finally edited the images in both Capture One and Photoshop to up the usual exposure, brightness and sharpness, I have not manipulated the images by adding or removing items from the image.
I hope that you have enjoyed how I have captured the images.