Analog Food Photography

April 30th, 2011
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A couple weeks ago, when I posted about my lunch at Boqueria, I started thinking about analog food photography. I don’t often shoot food with film for a number of reasons. First and foremost, the difficult lighting in most restaurants means that I usually need to extended iso and nearly unlimited shots that digital provides. Being able to take 50 photos in a minute or two is often essential in food photography because usually someone is waiting to eat the subject.
Beyond that, digital is sharper, more crisp in a way that many film aficionados aren’t so into, but that we tend to desire in images of food. The textures and grain that you get on film are more complex and a bit less sexy that digital – but are really interesting in their own way. I only shoot food with film from time to time, but have gotten some interesting results.
This week on Analog UltraClay, I’ve decided to explore the topic a bit by spending the next week or so posting an Analog Food series.

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