Friday, September 24, 2010

Quinoa Chili

Quinoa Chili
Originally uploaded by Brad Perkins
This is probably my favorite food photo I have taken for my girlfriend's blog so far. I have a lot of fun doing it because I'm too busy to get out and take pictures right now and it tests my ability to compose a photo quickly with good lighting. The lighting is actually the hardest/most fun part. For most of the photos I use natural light and a reflector. Others I have to strobe and reflect for a similar effect. This one was done naturally and then edited in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. I added a preset then adjusted some AdobeRGB values for a more accurate representation of what the food really looked like(while pushing the creativity a little bit).

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New Gear - Nikon D7000

I started taking pictures in the summer of 2007 and have taken tens of thousands of photos since then.  I have studied every aspect of photography and am still learning to this day.  Traveling around with my trusty Nikon D40X has been a lot of fun and quite the experience learning so much about photography, including the base knowledge(aperture, shutter speed, ISO, rule-of-thirds, etc.), and the digital photography side.  But it is about time for me to move on and get a camera that can help me expand my knowledge even more which is why I chose the Nikon D7000 as my replacement. :)