Erf. 800 ISO and cloudy mornings.
Today’s breakfast shoot was sauteed veggies (broccoli, red onion and sweet peppers) with an egg. There was no sunshine this morning so it was too dark to take good photos, since I don’t have any artificial light setup. I had to shoot at 800 ISO which made the photos a bit grainy… I should have switched to my 1.4 50mm lens, but when you shoot wide open you will have, for example, one piece of broccoli perfectly in focus and the rest a blur… which in most cases doesn’t make for a well composed, appetizing food shot.
These photos were all shot at 1/45 shuttter, f/4.5, 800 ISO. At the focal lengths I was shooting at I couldn’t shoot wide open (3.5) on my Canon EF 28-135mm, so 4.5 it was. I definitely prefer prime lenses, but this one is pretty good.
I picked up a white foam board today and am going to use it like suggested in plate to pixel… only $1 at the Dollar Tree! I snitched, well, politely asked for (and if you are reading this dad skip the next part) and don’t plan on returning, two clamps to hold it up with. Exciting to shoot in the morning!