This week’s theme was chosen by Eje. Though it’s odd because we know that short little rail thin bean stalk never actually eats food. Pretty sure he’s a breatharian.
Anyway, I’m going to try make this quick. I thought about doing a macro shot of some food, as most typically in food shots you see beautifully lit, natural window, side light, artfully arranged, instagram filters, or any other thing to make the food much more appetizing. I don’t necessarily want to take the opposite approach and make the food look gross, but I do want to focus (no pun intended) on the minute details of the food I eat that you don’t normally see. So, out came the 300mm macro.
ISO1600, f/5.6, 1/50, 300mm, Canon 5D Mii
This image is fairly dark and has a little motion blur as I handheld (in the morning no less!), which I tell you, isn’t easy with a long lens at 1/50! My other shots were worse, believe me.
I do plan on following up with this idea more in depth. I am going to buy some extension macro tubes and try out a few different lenses to see what kind of results I get. I am likely to write up a blog post on that when I get the tubes. It should be an interesting experiment. Keep subscribed (hit the button on the left!) so you can find out more about that in the future.
I’d be interested in hearing any comments on this. Any particular food you’d like to see done on macro? Any suggestions of anything else? Sound off below.
Check out Pete’s work here, he’s the only other participating anymore. Hopefully the other guy’s will find time and get back to it!
You can see Pete’s work here.