Joseph Hallenbeck
October 25, 2011

Food Photography


I am a rather shy person when it comes to photographing people I don’t know. Food, provides a good substitute. Particularly since food can be positioned and set out to take advantage of both artificial and natural light. The above photograph was taken at noon using natural light filtering in through my dining room window. The arrangement takes advantage of the strong diagonals created by the stone table and the red rose mirrors the tones of the hearty bowl of Russian borscht that I had prepared some weeks prior.


Model: Nikon D80

Shutter: 1/500 sec

Exposure Program: Aperture Priority

F-Stop: f/3.2

ISO: 200

Focal Length: 35mm

Lighting: Natural Light

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