By David Buzzard
Earlier this year I spent a couple of days shooting the menu for the Sura Korean BBQ restaurant in Vancouver. I was working with graphic designer Jung Shin, who’s working on a series of re-vamped menus for Vancouver’s Korean restaurants. The pictures here are from Sura, and were done after the restaurant closed over two nights. We worked from 10:00 at night to about 4:00 in the morning, to shoot over 60 different dishes.
Chicken soup, with a whole chicken in it.
Some action in the kitchen, which will be used for cut away images in the menu.
When doing this kind of work, it’s really important to tether the camera to a computer so that everyone, designer, chef, client, as well as the photographer, can see what’s going on.
Where’s the lighting set up for the food shots. It’s really not that different from shooting a portrait, the beauty dish is the key light, the softbox is the fill light, and the light with the home-made snoot is the kicker.
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8
Lighting: Alien Bee B1600 X 3