How He Shoots: John Bek from He Needs Food

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John Bek fromHe Needs Food这是一个很好的例子,说明如何让人惊叹,高质量的食品照片,带入门级DSLR,a"making do"在家里摆好,从路边捡来道具。学习他如何射击。我想你会大吃一惊的。

照片来源:John BekHe Needs Food

One of the ways we can improve our yabo足球彩票photography is by studying the photos of those we admire.如果他们正好和你住在同一个城市,那就更好了,如果你能和他们交朋友,那就更好了;如果你能邀请自己去看他们的射击,那就更好了。:-)

“他们“in my case is John Bek fromHe Needs Food,a Sydney based food and travel blog with stunning imagery.我经常问约翰has Gourmet Traveller magazine contacted you yet?“and he humbly brushes off my compliments.但问题是,I really mean it.I think his photos are of that high a standard.

我的风格和他的很不一样,但那无关紧要。It's the principles that matter,可以应用于任何设置和样式的内容。It was very interesting to see that our set ups are actually quite similar,尽管他的照片的阴影比我的多。

Watching John shoot and chatting to him about yabo足球彩票photography validates my philosophy about food photography – that you不需要昂贵的DSLR,你可以通过“making do"in your own home不用花很多钱买道具。他拍摄的方式正是我所教的,学起来也很有趣。The Food yabo足球彩票Photography Book.:-)



John Bek | He Needs Food - profile
照片来源:John BekHe Needs Food

我邀请自己去约翰家看他开枪Israeli Couscous Saladwhich he originally posted in 2011.Here are 7 very interesting things I observed about how he shoots.

照片来源:John BekHe Needs Food-Israeli Couscous Salad

Nikon D32001。他使用入门级DSLR– John mostly shoots with aNikon D3200数码单反相机是尼康数码单反相机系列中最便宜的。He also owns a Nikon D7000 but says he actually prefers shooting with the D3200 because it's so lightweight and easy to handle.

This really amazed me.从他拍摄的照片质量来看,我真的以为他用的是全画幅相机,或者至少是行首裁剪的DSLR格式。

So to all those worrying that your camera is the reason that you aren't happy with the photos,这是无可辩驳的证据,证明不是!亚博国际彩票官网!

2。He shoots in his bedroom–没有华丽的永久装置!约翰在卧室里开枪,通常在他的床脚上。我在他家里发现了一些其他地方,我认为那里的光线也很好,但他的摄影风格,yabo足球彩票this is where he likes to shoot.


PS Also notice how the surface of the tile he is shooting on is wet. He sprayed it with water to make the grey colour of the tile darker.这是一个很好的提示,可以改变你现有的射击场!!


3.Dark room,小灯–我曾经在FBC Facebook Groupwhere I had my curtains mostly drawn so only a sliver of light was shining on my set and John commented that his was similar.And it really is.他拍摄的房间里只有一个光源——通往天井的门。他把窗帘关了一半或更多以减少光线。

John Bek | He Needs Food


有一扇坚固的窗户,阳光普照是一个食品摄影的神话,人们走得太远了。yabo足球彩票Not only doyou not need它,,too much light is not a friend of food yabo足球彩票photography!It's one of the key game changing tips I try to emphasise inThe Food yabo足球彩票Photography Book.感谢约翰验证了这一点!!


4.他不会扩散-不,他没有散光。那是因为光源不是很强。I didn't bring my Secret Lighting Test with me,但我保证如果我做到了,就像你在第48页看到的那样The Food yabo足球彩票Photography Book这是约翰拍摄的最引人注目的暗/光照片的完美照明。

5。他到处都是摄像头设置– Shooting in a relatively dark setting like John means you have to be comfortable with changing camera settings with ease.He shoots in manual and approaches his camera settings the sameeasy wayI teach inThe Food yabo足球彩票Photography Book(refer to the Camera Settings Cheat Sheet on page 32).


John Bek | He Needs Food 3

6.His reflector is genius– See the round reflector he uses in the photo below?这是从他床上的灯照过来的基座!And not only is it genius from a storage perspective (helps that he's tall enough to reach up to get it without a stepladder),it is doubly genius because it is made of fabric / rice paper type material so the light that reflects back on the food ismuch softerthan using white cardboard or the reflectors that come with the Lowell artificial light which is the one that I use (and is very common with food bloggers).


软土回填良好的原因是有时,白色硬纸板或洛厄尔的反光板有反射光线到食物上的倾向,使食物看起来像是聚光灯照在食物上。”fake"if it is离食物太近和/或光源非常强(这意味着更强的光会反弹到食物上)。

这是一个例子——我的一张照片。在这张自制的法式洋葱蘸酱照片中,the light is coming from around the 10 o'clock direction but the right front side of the dish is brighter than the left side (the light source side) which looks odd.就好像我的聚光灯从右边照到了碗上。


But if I had used a softer reflector,就像约翰用的布料一样,我不会有这个问题的。:-)



Photo credit: John Bek fromHe Needs Food,,埃及烤鱼

Until a couple of weeks ago when I was unable to resist a plank of wood from Sydney's Harbour Bridge,I never spent more than ~$10 on a shooting surface.

约翰也一样——我们都是垃圾桶潜水员(不是字面意思,but you know what I mean!).他收集的射击场地真是不可思议,and they're all sourced from the side of the road or from junk yards.

A key observation is that his collection is highly textured – think peeling paint,锈蚀金属,old fencing and other wood with grooves and scratches.It's definitely a key element of his stunning photos.

In the photo above,you'll never believe what the shooting surface is…it's old felt attached to a wooden board that he picked up at a junkyard.Doesn't it look like textured stone?Gorgeous!!


John Bek | He-Needs-Food- Boards
照片来源:John BekHe Needs Food

8.With Great Light,即使有了iPhone,你也可以拍到很棒的照片。

After John did all the work that matters i.e.选择拍摄场地,造型,props and lighting,我伸出手,用iPhone拍了张照片。

如果这张照片不能完全证明这一点,那么它的光线很好(造型也很亚博国际彩票官网好!))无论你有什么样的相机,你都可以拍出令人惊叹的照片,I don't know what is.:-)

Image credit: Nagi from RecipeTin Eats with an iPhone 5.(他)!)

John Bek他需要食物-iPhone拍摄

这是他和别人合拍的照片Israeli Couscous Saladpost.:-)

John Bek | He Needs Food | Israeli CousCous Salad照片来源:John BekHe Needs Food-Israeli Couscous Salad


好!If that hasn't convinced you that you don't need to spend big $ on a fancy camera and shooting surfaces to take amazing photos,I don't know what will!!:-)

我知道,我知道,you want more….but that's it (for now?). To feast your eyes more,访问约翰的博客,,He Needs Food,and find him onPinterestInstagram.


绝妙的幕后摄影与超级yabo足球彩票天才约翰@heneedsfood!#fbc #foodyabo足球彩票photography…Click To Tweet

你觉得怎么样?Any questions,把它们放在下面,我甚至可以把问题传给约翰!!

– Nagi x

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  1. 谢谢Nagi。这里有很多很好的提示。I thought it was funny that you said you invited yourself over!Lol.I need to start collecting more scraps for shooting surfaces!!

  2. Hi Nagi!我刚发现你的博客,我喜欢!I love taking food pictures for my food blog but I feel like I'm not getting any better,so articles like this is exactly what I need!我现在真的要买你的食物摄影书!yabo足球彩票!

  3. I think I found John's blog thanks to you mentioning him in your e-book.约翰对我来说最有趣的是他的食谱。在他的博客上看到非常熟悉的菜谱,我很震惊……我猜我们有着同样的克罗地亚传统。:)

  4. 他的摄影yabo足球彩票真是不可思议!Someday I hope to be as good.I noticed that he doesn't really use a backboard behind his food.In the photos that you can see back there,看起来可能是他的梳妆台成为了背景?幸好他的梳妆台很漂亮,so it looks amazing!!

  5. 精彩!recently had council's big rubbish collections and scored an old table with storage and a commercial baking tray.I am going to use those settings in Nagi's photo book and John's settings.对iPhone的拍摄感到惊讶。

  6. Great to hear that someone uses Nikon D3200 and lands up with such amazing clicks.Even I use the same with 35mm and 50mm.
    I was recently thinking about a upgrade but this man clearly communicates that lighting is way more important than the camera.我想我需要多练习,不要再考虑升级了。
    Thanks for the post Nagi,谢谢你,约翰。:)

  7. Wow,he has such TALENT!!我以前也在我的卧室里拍过。My kids would always look at me weird as I carted all my props and food in there.Glad to know I'm not the only food blogger shooting with an entry level DSLR (Canon Rebel SL1):)

  8. 真的是Fab Post,纳吉……现在一定要去约翰的博客上喝一杯。
    One question … I've been looking and looking and looking for some good ‘junk yard' type shooting surfaces,but am not having too much luck in finding anything.我真的需要去一些真正的垃圾场吗?(very happy to if this is the key!我找不到任何被垃圾箱等倾倒的东西!!:-)

    • 纳吉


  9. His food styling is so beautiful.我就是喜欢他的风格!快问:我开始照你在电子书上的建议拍原始照片,but when I convert the images to jpeg or png it looses its quality.How do you save your photos after editing them in RAW because otherwise how do you upload them to WordPress for your blog posts??

  10. Omgggg… This is just incredible.I loved how you have clicked with your iphone to prove how lighting n stlying is important.My eyes just popped out when I saw that shot.It's just so amazingly fantastic.I'm lost for all the adjectives that I can add here.

  11. Donna S

    Nagi thank you so much for taking the time to show us,我们真的不需要很多道具和东西就能拍出精彩的照片。As always,简单是关键,似乎是这样。All of these shots are amazing!!I have one question.你认为一个博客把黑暗和闷热,以及光明和明亮,干净,干净利落的外观结合在一起会让人困惑吗?我在这两种风格之间太纠结了,似乎不知道我最喜欢哪一种。I was thinking that we all have different moods,so why not mix it up when posting on a blog.似乎大多数博客都是这样或那样拍摄的,so I was just wondering.很想听听你的想法。谢谢你所做的一切。

    • 纳吉

      不,我不觉得这很混乱:)You do need to watch out not to jump TOO much between the two,but I think mixing it up adds interest.看看香料列车,尼克的博客。Look at how she mixes it up!!

  12. 美丽的照片(约翰和约翰的照片)…我对诸如鳄梨之类的幕后照片很感兴趣……我有太多的东西要学习,并且可以用简单的道具看到令人惊叹的照片,设置,而且工具帮助我意识到,我可以在不花费一桶美元的情况下改进——你知道,我有预算!Thanks for sharing – especially specific references to pages in your book.那是一种宝贵的资源!!

  13. 凯瑟琳

    So many great tips here!Plus,不断尝试的鼓励,练习,experimenting and improving!Thanks to both of you for sharing your skills!!

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