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.
Some Japanese hamburgers, with rice cakes for buns.
Steaming rice bowls.
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 f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8
Lighting: Nikon SB-900 flash, SU-800 controller, and a small softbox on a light stand. Alien Bee B-1600 studio strobes x 3.