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Everyone wants the perfect food picture:here's how!

Jeder möchte das perfekte Food-Bild: So geht’s!

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The two Food photographer Sebastian and Mabel have 150 LED lights in cooperation with us for the launch of the Lumen Studio (Discover our alternative!) and the C5i macro aluminum tripod (Discover our alternative!) Get the opportunity to subject the products to a practical test. Both products fully convinced the hobby chefs and made them easier for them Record of your photos and videos enormously. Aesthetic and artistically arranged food photos are essential for Instagram!

The love of food photography

The love of photography itself has always been present at the hobby chefs. With their many years of photographic experience, the two have increasingly also on the Food photography focused. Why did the two have just chosen food photography? In her eyes, she particularly appeals to the versatile colors and contrasts of the dishes created. In addition, they love to play with the different and constantly changing textures on the plate and to face the new challenge that Court in the perfect angle photograph. The greatest special feature in the eyes of both photographers is that all motifs are not prepared with additives, but should still be edible afterwards.

For the Perfect food recordings Recommend the experienced food photographers that you should think about how that photo and the Image design should look. A food photographer should therefore become aware of the answers to the following questions:

  • Which motif is used with which colors? 
  • Which light is used and how should the light set be positioned? 
  • What will the exact image structure and the corresponding composition look like? 
  • Which decoration elements should be seen in the picture? 
  • What can be prepared in advance to have enough time for the actual pictures afterwards?

With the resulting answers, important time can be saved. You can find out why this is so important in this post later. For these recordings, Sebastian and Mabel have next to the Macro-aluminum tripod and the Lumen Studio 150 LED light rather on Macro photography equipment set.

In detail, they used the following equipment:

  • A Nikon D600 full format DSLR camera with the objective Nikon AF-S 50 millimeters f/1.8, Nikon AF-S 35 millimeters f/1.8 and Tamron f/2.8 Macro
  • The C5i macro aluminum tripod and that C5i carbon tripod 
  • Different flashes 
  • In combination with the Lumen Studio 150 (Discover our alternative!) one Deep softbox With a diameter of 90 centimeters 
  • Different Reflectors

All of this was designed to do that Flatlay from the Bird's eye view Exploring perfectly and taking the hungry pictures.

Colorful dishes: perfectly shown, despite difficult lighting conditions!

For hobby photographers, the rapidly changing daylight is a well -known problem, especially in the cold seasons. The few hours that offer perfect daylight pass as if in a flash, what one Additional light source makes it essential for photography. Especially in the area of Food photography is a Uniform and natural light of great importance. The colors of the dishes and the contrast of dishes and food must look natural and real. Artificial light often leads here falsified colors, which are also difficult to retouch in post -processing. The Lumen studio 150 convinced the two by the Neutral color rendering And allowed them to work without having to make large color corrections.

So that the pumpkin soup and the surrounding decoration best with the Lightetup the photographers had positioned the light from the camera. For a directed lighting they also had on that Lumen studio 150 the Deep softbox attached. Opposite was a white reflector. Together with the reflector and the light, which at 100 percent performance used, the two have targeted light lighting, as this is the style in which they mainly photograph.

Food photography with roller egg

Focal length cover ISO exposure Settings Lumen
Studio 150
50 mm f/5 200 1/20 seconds Brightness 100%
Color temperature 5,500k

Time A crucial factor in food photography!

Another very important point of the Food photography is the temporal aspect. Since with food photographers often Macro shots arise which individual Highlights the dishes in the Focus should go back, the duration of the shoot is crucial. Especially in the case of hot foods, it is difficult to capture them promptly before they cool down or become franted by the heat. The two photographers had through that LED lasting light a considerable Advantage, Because a time -consuming change from flashes of pugs fell away. Before the start of the recordings, they were able to see the Lumen Studio 150 light and shadow throw on the motif. The test shots that you would normally have to do when using studio flashes were therefore no longer possible. So could the lighting Fasted quickly and easily and directly using the connected computer be adjusted.

In order to save as much time as possible, the two rely on the same Lightetup at their shootings. The setup was also used for the motif of the cabbage roulades as before. The Light source Was left of the camera and the corresponding direction and reflection provided the soft box on the Lumen Studio 150 and the white reflector positioned opposite. For the "Dinner mood" Have also taken care that a reflection on the box was created during the recordings.

Food picture with the Rollei tripod

Focal length cover ISO exposure Settings Lumen
Studio 150
35 mm f/5 200 1/13 seconds Brightness 100%
Color temperature 5,500k

Flexibly usable thanks to Bowens-Bajonett

By the Bowens-Bajonett Is the Lumen Studio 150 LED lights with different forms of light very flexible can be used. The Food photographer used the Lumen Studio 150 with a deep softbox in the size of 90 centimeters in diameter to beautiful, soft light to obtain. The combination of the softbox with an interior diffuser and the led-lasting light also has the two in theirs Test convinced.

Another great advantage is the constant light in video recordings, as it is a nice and uniform illumination the backdrop. The built -in fan Even with longer use, stays quiet and does not stand out in video recordings by loud hum. In addition, the brightness of the light can be Comfortable app control Simply changed, which prevents the image from blurring the image by manual operation.


Food photography from a bird's eye view

Above all popular with foodies is one Recording from above, because a dish is so in his whole splendor can be illuminated. The C5i macro aluminum enables a Sea from the center column and such a photographing from the Bird's eye view. The heavy full-frame DSLR camera (Nikon D600), which was used for the recordings of the two food photographers, and the lenses, could also be kept without problems. Thanks to the hook on the central column Counterweight be attached and also the Rubber of the C5i macro secure the stand and thus protect the equipment from fall damage.

The two hobby chefs found a small disadvantage on the tripod in their work. The hook for the counterweights can be rotated, so that attached counterweights could fall down Of course we are happy to take this up to do it with the Product further development to note.

However, all of this does not play a crucial role in their conclusion. Mabel and Sebastian are very satisfied with the equipment and can other "Foodies" The C5i macro aluminum (Discover our alternative!) and that Lumen Studio 150 LED light (Discover our alternative!) just recommend. Recordings can be found as soon as possible in Bird's eye view to be recorded before the food is finally consumed.

Food photography Rollei

Have you also taken a food photo with our tripods or LED permanent lights? Then please mark us Instagram and Facebook With the hashtag #rolleimoment.


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