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Digital Food Photography by Bill Moss, Lou Manna

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A Visual Comparison of Compositions

In the past, food photographers strove for images with sharp detail throughout. It is still often a desired effect, which can be achieved by using a small f-stop. Today, we also see selective focus used in food photographs to emphasize a portion of the subject or to create a mood. Let’s pick apart the composition of some photos. I’ll explain what makes them work and how I achieved the desired effect.

Fruit Tart

  1. This photograph and the one that follows, taken for the French Culinary Institute, are examples of how depth of field can change a mistake into a positive picture element. If you look carefully here, ...

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