Its was a lovely cool morning as I arrived for set up at Fujifilm’s Food Snap
Workshop. The location is at one of Singapore oldest public housing estate; Dakota Crescent. This charming low-rise estate was built by the Singapore Improvement Trust, the HDB’s predecessor, in 1958.
The actual venue is nestled on ground level of a 2 story block. Tian Kee & Co is a retro theme cafe that serve both local, continental and abit of fusion. By 9am almost all the participant are ordering their breakfast meal and getting ready for the workshop. I see some familiar and also new faces.
I had 2 simple set-up. The 1st set-up was 2 Profoto B1 lights. The main light was set at the back with a dish and honeycomb. And the fill light on the right of the camera is attached with a silver beauty dish and a honeycomb too.
My weapon of choice is Fuji X-T1 mounted with a XF56mm APD tether to the laptop. I started with a plate of continental breakfast set. Explaining the lighting set-up, step by step food styling and adjustment of the food. Basically I wanted to share how a basic food photography is done during my professional commercial work.
The next scene is shot in available light using a everyday mirror as a reflector as a filled in light for the breakfast plate. Simple tool like a mirror does make anyone’s food pops in food photography!
After my 30 minutes workshop, I handed over to Jen Jen. Jen Jen, a avid foodie and cook. She is also a awesome food blogger that uses Fuji X-A2 to capture those lovely food shot. Do check out more of her lovely food photos and how she style it : http://smcontributor.com/author/jenjen/ and also instagram : Instagram.com/limjenjen
Finally I would to thank Fujifilm Singapore for this opportunity and all the attendees. For without every single one of you this event wouldn’t have been a success.