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D610

Tips and Tricks

Food Photos

Exposure compensation: 0 EV
Exposure compensation: +1.3 EV

Photographing food requires attention to the light source. The best location for food photos is by a window or anywhere else with natural lighting. Use a macro lens to get close to your subject for added volume. Choosing a low f-number reduces depth of field, softening background details. Note that shots taken against a white plate or table cloth tend to be underexposed; if necessary, increase exposure compensation.

White balance: Auto
White balance: Incandescent

The main goal of a food photo is tasty-looking food, a goal that may require adjustments to exposure and white balance. Food shot against a white plate or table cloth may come out looking underexposed; if necessary, increase exposure compensation. The lighting for indoor shots is typically mixed, combining natural and artificial light sources. The best results may be achieved with white balance setting other than "Auto".

Functions Used for Food Photos
View detailed information on the settings and procedures used.

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