Today I’d like to invite you to participate in a dPS reader workshop. We’ve done a few of these in the past and they’ve always been fun. In short we take a reader submitted question and throw it open for some discussion in the comments below.
Todays question is from one of our regular readers – Gary and he’d love your advice on photographing a friends cafe (coffee house). Here is his question:
Dear Darren – I’ve been asked to photograph my friends cafe (a quaint little coffee house) which is opening later in the week. They want some good shots of the cafe and some dishes that they can use in promotional materials, their Facebook page and for press releases. I’m experienced at taking portraits – but interiors and food photography are a little out of my comfort zone. I wonder if you or your readers might have any suggested starting tips for me?
OK – what advice would you give Gary? Your tips on both photographing the cafe itself as well and/or some food photography tips would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to suggest the type of shots that might work, lighting tips, composition tips, mistakes the avoid etc.
Over to you!
Post originally from: Digital Photography Tips.
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It’s easier than ever to read your favorite photography magazines with the iPad 2, iPhone and other smart phones and tablets. It’s cheaper too.
Hi Photographer friends,
Looking back just one year ago, I used to visit the local Barnes and Nobles store weekly to see what new photography magazines had come in. I don’t like to subscribe to magazines as every time I did, we would move away and the interruption of home delivery of my magazines would be disrupted for months.
Now, that’s all changing rapidly. Most magazines are available on-line. Prices per issue or one-year subscription are reasonable, and certainly cheaper than single printed copies at the magazine stands. You don’t have to drive anywhere to get them, you can get them as soon as published, and it doesn’t matter if you are in California or London, you get your magazine. It seems that the most popular site is called “Zinio“
Another clear advantage of getting your magazines on-line, is that the magazines, being digital, are also interactive. You can log on to links within the magazine and come back to the same page you left. Some magazines include videos that you can just click from within the pages. It’s a whole new experience. You get text, pictures, and sometimes, videos and sounds.
Reading a magazine in bed is probably what many people like do. With a printed magazine, you have to leave some lights on, which doesn’t always works well if you have a spouse or partner. Reading a portable device in bed is not as disturbing to others, and you can even dim the screen brightness.
So like it or not, I can already see that what has been predicted for years, is happening. Book stores will pretty much go away and eventually very few reading material will be printed. A few generations will argue that printed books are better, but when today’s children reach maturity, it will be mostly digital in some form or another. Science Fiction of yesteryear is today’s reality. Who knows what it will be like in fifty years from now… holograms?
Thank you for reading,
|I use Zinio.|
|Most Photography magazines are publishing on-line.|
|These are some of the magazines I subscribed to.|
|The image herein is not representative of how clear it is on the iPad. I took the pictures during the day with my iPhone.|
|You can view one page at a time (portrait) or two pages at a time (landscape).|