adpo Senior Member Joined: 16 Nov 2011 Posts: 8 Location: San Diego Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Wed Nov 16, 2011, 4:05am Subject: How to best photograph lattes?
Hi, new member here :)
I'm a student at UCSD and have become quite addicted to espresso in the process. I'm also a bit of a photographer in my free time.
Anywho, there are some places where I get the occasional cup of latte art, are there any specific techniques needed to photograph lattes and whatnot? I can never seem to quite get my pictures to look like how the espresso really looks like. Are there any latte art/photography pros here that can help me with my dilemma?
synthsis Senior Member Joined: 15 Nov 2011 Posts: 7 Location: New Jersey Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Breville Cafe Roma Grinder: Cuisinart Vac Pot: vintage sylex Drip: pffft.....drip? Roaster: not yet
Posted Wed Nov 16, 2011, 9:54am Subject: Re: How to best photograph lattes?
I'm also a photographer, and although I have yet to shoot a cup of coffee I can make some general suggestions based on shooting small objects. I would use a 50mm 1.8f lens wide open to get a close depth of field on the surface of the coffee and then some nice vignetting on everything else. Natural light is always best, but you could use a top mounted flash with a diffuser. Maybe this will motivate me to shoot a couple shots next time I make a cup.
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