情境攝影 | 與攝影師早午餐 Atmosphere Photography - Brunch with the Photographer

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不管是外出旅行或是一般週末假日,到咖啡館與餐廳打卡用餐是覺對少不了的行程。尤其現在各個咖啡館、餐館在室內設計或是氛圍營造上都有很好的表現,就連道道料理的擺盤呈現都以視覺優先,令人食指大動,更是讓人無法克制想要取景按快門。不過我常常收到來信詢問,為什麼都是以手機為拍攝器材,但是拍出來的效果與氛圍卻不盡理想呢?

於是我想,那麼乾脆到咖啡館(餐廳)上課吧!模擬真實的情況,以每個人點用的餐飲當作主角,然後再加以變化練習拍攝。所以才會有「與攝影師早午餐」以及「與攝影師下午茶」這兩段課程的設立。最主要的初衷便是希望:

  1. 以生活中常出現的場景當成攝影練習的主題。

  2. 將課程中學習到的拍攝技巧靈活運用在生活中。

上回因為報名的人數比預期來得多,於是分成不同日期、時段,一共開設了五個梯次,分別在三個不同場所進行課程,甚是有趣。在課程中,針對不同模擬場景進行說明。以下我分點說明,希望也可以讓你的情境氛圍攝影有更好的表現。

Whether it's a trip or a general weekend, it's an often-happen agenda that we go to a cafe or a restaurant to experience a nice moment. Especially nowadays, many cafes and restaurants have a good performance in interior design or atmosphere creation. Even the display of dishes is based on aesthetics, which makes people desire, and want to take pictures. However, I often receive messages asking how to take better atmosphere photos with a smartphone as I do.

So I thought, let’s go to a cafe ( or a restaurant) for the photography workshops! Simulate the real situation, take the food that orders by each person as the object, and then to practice creating beautiful photos. The original purposes of the "Brunch with the Photographer" and "Tea Time with the Photographer" are:

  1. First, take scenes that often happen in life for practicing.

  2. Second, using the photography skills that learn from the course into daily life.

Last time, there were more people than I expected applied for the workshops; I offered five courses in three different places on different dates. In the courses, I explained how to create beautiful images in different situations. There are some important keys in this article to help you to take better atmosphere photos. I hope that you will enjoy it and find it helps.

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小型室內空間影像

驅使我們到訪咖啡廳、餐館往往最主要的關鍵是:空間設計很好、氣氛很美。不過到了現場卻不知道如何透過構圖來呈現那份視覺上可以看到的美感。(也就是常常收到的問題:不知道該如何把看到的拍出來。)

一個空間令我們覺得美常有以下幾個要件:細部設計很精緻、現場光線(不管是自然光或是燈光)的安排恰到好處、配色大方和諧令人耳目一新,或者是在家具上的挑選具有獨特設計感。

那麼,試著在每一張照片中只捕捉一個特點;也就是說,把你在空間中感受到的特點以不同的照片來呈現。所以,每按下一次快門時,你只會關注一個重點,這樣就不容易分散注意力。當我們專注在拍攝的內容上,影像也更容易引起共鳴。

Interior Photography

The key to driving us to visit cafes and restaurants is that the well-designed interior or the lovely atmosphere. However, when we are at the location, we sometimes do not know how to represent the touched feeling by taking pictures. (That is the question I often receive: I don't know how to make nice photos to present what is front of me.)

Some elements make us enjoying a scene: exquisite-designed details, well-arranged lights in space, harmonious and balanced colors, or unique and elegant furniture.

Then, try to capture only one feature in each photo, which means presenting different elements of a location in different images. So, every time you focus on one point. In this way, it is easier to create touched images.

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食物影像

對我來說,透過照片「呈現料理的滋味」比「把食物拍的清楚」來得重要(不過這並不意味失焦)。不過往往在料理上桌之後,大家一拿起手機就直接幫食物拍下「大頭照」;食物是拍得很仔細、很清楚,不過卻少了美感。

想要把食物拍的好看,有兩個參考的切入點:「拍攝用餐的氛圍」,以及呈現「食物與用餐空間的關係」。在我們回想一頓讓人印象深刻的用餐經驗時,最令人難忘的通常都是當時的那個氣氛,所以拍攝食物時往後退一步,在鏡頭(構圖)中帶入「你喜歡的那份感覺」,通常就能拍出不錯的照片。另外,把局部空間納入食物影像中,也可以擺脫食物大頭照的窘境;同時帶出「在什麼地點做什麼事」的意圖。

Food Photography

For me, it is more important to "represent the taste of dishes" than to "take detail-cleared food photos". (But it does not mean that images are out of focus.) However, after the dishes are served, everyone just grabs the smartphone and photographs "headshots" from the plates. The photos show obviously what dishes we order; however, it lacks of charm.

If you want to take good food photos, there are two points to follow: "record the dining atmosphere" and "capture the relationship between food and dining location". When we think about an impressive dining experience, the most memorable one is usually the best atmosphere we experienced and the time we spent with someone special. So take a step back when taking food photos and bring in the sense that you notice in the site. Also, compose an image that includes a dish (dishes) and the interior; in this way, you will get rid of the food headshots and bring out the intention of "where and what" (location and event).

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人物影像

也有許多人喜歡跟食物合照,結果卻變成了人和食物的大頭照。如何拍出別有意境的用餐照片呢?同樣的,只要把當下的氣氛納入構圖中,就是最好的方法。比如說,朋友之間聊天的景象、低頭專心用餐的時刻等,試著捕捉那些事後再看會讓人產生餘韻的影像。而且,也可以避免食物都涼了,還在拍照的情況出現;邊吃邊拍也很有意思呢。

Portraits

Many people like to take photos with food and dishes; however, it turns into headshots of people and food. How to take food photos that include people in a unique way? The best idea is to compose an image that combines the dining atmosphere. For example, the scene of chatting between friends, the moment of concentrating on dining, etc., try to capture the moments that impress you during an event. Moreover, it has more fun to catch the current dining moments. And I am sure that you can always enjoy warm and fresh food.

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針對情境攝影已經規劃了幾場不同時段的實拍模擬課程,有興趣的攝影愛好者請點選以下連結瞭解課程大綱,預約報名。在課程中除了針對上述三個重點著墨之外,也會有影像後製、光影操作等手法解說,可以透過這幾場攝影課程學習更有情境氛圍的影像,並且落實在生活應用中。在食物情境氛圍的攝影集中,有許多影像都可以用來參考上述三項重點的運用。

I have planned atmosphere photography courses on different dates, for those who are interested in the issue, feel free to click on the links below to get the information and make an appointment. Besides, to talk about the three key points above in the courses, I will also teach you how to edit photos and play with the natural light when taking pictures. Through these photography courses, you can learn my photography style and implement it in daily life. In the gallery, the images can show you how to refer to the three key points above.

 
 

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