Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Bowl of Noodles

After the street outing yesterday with a bunch of Olympus Micro 4/3 shooters, we sat down at Yut Kee, a Hainanese restaurant that has been operating since 1920's. We planned on shooting some photographs of the food there, which I did, but none of my food shots turned out alright. Since the place was so crowded we had to share our table with 2 other patrons, which was something very common in this restaurant (we had to wait 20 minutes before we were seated). Now, the interesting part was, the couple who shared the table with us actually offered us to shoot their food before they eat them, seeing how eager we were shooting our own food. Shamelessly, we took a few shots of that delicious looking Lor Mee. That shot turned out to be the only food shot I could use from this particular session, and I am showing it here. 

Olympus OM-D E-M5, 45mm F1.8 lens, available light

Although I did not eat this bowl of noodles, I started to regret not ordering one when I was reviewing the photos at home. 

Food photography, something I do intend to explore, but then again.... I am also watching my own weight now. Am not getting younger, but what the heck, good food is meant to be eaten!

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  2. I hope you enjoyed your food.

    While I've been paid for my food photography in business, I only use my iPhone 4S when I go somewhere to eat to put the photos on Yelp. Since it has a wider angle than my widest ZD 14-35mm f/2.0, it's very effective when I'm sitting at a table. Low light is of course, the problem in many restaurants, so maybe one of the Voigtländer lenses is useful, though not wide.

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    1. Dear Sakanoto,
      I did enjoy the food! I also believe that the iPhone is sufficient for most food shooting, unless the ambient light is too dim. But you can do so much more with an Olympus Micro 4/3 camera.

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  3. Looks delicious Robin. Is it a local malaysian dish?

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    1. Hey Johan,
      Yes, it is local dish here. Come visit KL some time, I shall bring you for Malaysian food feast!

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  4. Hi Robin, I am a new reader of yours. It's funny that you have posted a picture of a delicious meal taken with the 45mm here. I was trying to do the same 2 days ago but somehow my picture doesn't seem as sharp as yours. Any tips for a beginner? Thanks

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    1. Please read my blog entry here: http://robinwong.blogspot.com/2011/03/olympus-e-5-absolute-sharpness.html

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  5. Join Jason more often for food sessions! :D

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    1. He never invited me for his food photography sessions!

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    2. Hi Robin, please read the sentences carefully! Cliff said "food sessions" not "food photography sessions". :p

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  6. Dang, your food shots make me instantly hungry every time. Don't worry about your weight. Just don't use a talking scale. Mine used to blurt out "WARNING - this scale not intended for three persons!". (Picture it with StarTrek Red Alert sirens). See my point? Enjoy your food and food shots!

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  7. Now that looks quite tasty!!!

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  8. I'm new to food photography, but healthy food can be perfectly photogenic too....

    http://alphawhiskey.slickpic.com/photoblog/post/FoodPhotography

    http://alphawhiskey.slickpic.com/photoblog/post/MoreFood

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