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02-04-2008, 01:40 PM   #1
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Hello there,

Just logged in for the third time.

I own a batch of classic Pentax camera's and quite a few prime lenses.

I'm a Freelance Chef, working out of Rotterdam.
This means I get a little time walking around most of the country with my two MX's.
I mostly do portraits, buildings, kitchen staff in action and restaurant interiors on my tripod.
I want to learn about capturing food, it's pretty difficult. Almost as difficult as preparing it ;-)

Just started using B&W film and doing a 15 day course in a local Photoschool.
Pretty excited about that.

I'm also contemplating the K20d, but I might wait a bit longer.

Groeten,
Jeroen

02-04-2008, 03:11 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Pentax Club. You could try building a softbox to shoot the food pictures. I tried it for the first time this weekend and it worked out fairly well.
02-04-2008, 08:24 PM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
Welcome to the Pentax Club. You could try building a softbox to shoot the food pictures. I tried it for the first time this weekend and it worked out fairly well.
Thanks Peter,
If I do an action shot of food cooking on my Big Green Egg or under the lamp in a restaurant, which are the hardest, I can't use indirect flash, the pictures don't come out right. If I use direct flash it comes out passable, but some food items get too shiny.
I did some wikipedia searching after your message, those softboxes aren't that expensive on ebay either.
Did you you mean you put your food in a softbox tent or did you use a softbox flash?
I could try and put my BGE in a tent
02-05-2008, 04:34 AM   #4
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Actually either unit would work for different situations. If you wanted to shoot in the cooking environment (barbque, grill etc) the softbox flash would be the best and to just take a shot of the food on a plate or at a small table setting the enclosed softbox/tent would do that job the best.

This is what I did the other day:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/169757-post19.html

02-11-2008, 10:37 AM   #5
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Here's something I did without a flash.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh254/Barbecueboy/kipn.jpg
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