Monthly Archives: April 2014

Gyudonya Rice Bowls

Gyudonya Japanese Restaurant
A waitress with a rice bowl special. Once the designs are finished, the food photos I did will go in the menu above her head.
I was back in Vancouver this last week to shoot the menu for Gyudonya, a new Vancouver restaurant specializing in Japanese Rice bowls. I’ve photographing a lot of Vancouver restaurants over the last year, and it’s something I really enjoy.

Gyudonya Japanese Restaurant

Gyudonya Japanese Restaurant
Some Japanese hamburgers, with rice cakes for buns.

Gyudonya Japanese Restaurant

Gyudonya Japanese Restaurant
Steaming rice bowls.

Tech Stuff
Gyudonya Japanese Restaurant
Getting a little help in the steam department from a pot of boiling water. To light the steam, I put a light off to camera left with a grid spot turned almost to full power. Some black draping behind the steam gave us a nice clean background for the steam to show up against.

The photo of the waitress was lit with a camera flash mounted in a soft box. The large studio lights would have over powered the ambient light.

BTW – This was the job I was finishing up at midnight when I got the call about the big Blackcomb Fire. I didn’t make it to bed that day until 5:00 AM.

Cameras: Nikon D3
Lenses: Nikon AF-S 17-35mm … Read the rest