In this food photography class Karl and Anna create a flying tea image using a little ingenuity, combined with creativity and knowledge.
You’ll see exactly how they created this explosive image as they walk you through each stage of the planning, preparation and lighting. You’ll learn about problem solving and creative thinking, how to control lighting and why fast flash duration is a must when photographing flying objects.
- Learn how to photograph flying food shots
- See how to use pre-visualisation as part of your planning
- Demonstrate lighting setups for food photography
- How to suspend items for photography
- How to freeze motion using flash
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Have you ever had a creative concept for an image but not known how to bring it to life? This is exactly what Karl and Anna found when they set out to create this flying food shot. The answer? Ingenuity and creativity.
Their vision was to create an image of a cup with rose bud tea and sugar cubes exploding out of it and a floating milk jug above, pouring milk. Guided by Karl’s pre-visualisation, the pair were able to identify a number of challenges that they’d have to overcome to get the final result. These included:
- Create a realistic explosion of rose bud tea,
- Include sugar cubes to add depth to explosion,
- Create floating milk jug with pouring milk, and
- A lighting setup suitable for the cup, milk jug and exploding objects
Together they overcame each of these problems through a combination of DIY, acrylic rods and fast flash duration. The setup, although it looks complicated, required only four lights with simple modifiers. In the end, this shoot proved that it is possible to bring any creative idea to life — all you need is careful planning and the right knowledge.