Help on Sushi Restaurant photoshoot

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  1. thehollywoodteam

    thehollywoodteam TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys,

    Being a noob in this amazing hobby, I wanted your opinions on how to shoot a restaurant. Certain angles, things to shoot other than the obvious.

    I have a D90 with 18-105(kit) & 35 1.8 lenses. I also have an SB600. Any input is greatly appreciated!!
     
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    Were you hired to shoot a restaurant?
    If its just for fun, shoot what you think looks good, try alot of different things, get some details. I hope its just for fun, if its not, you should already know this
     
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    I showed them a few shots and they were really amazed...yeah it'll be for fun...hopefully I'll get free sushi in return!!!
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Isn't this stuff you should be figuring out for yourself? I mean, if you showed them stuff (your work) that amazed them, what help do you need?
     
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    thehollywoodteam TPF Noob!

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    Bitter,

    You really are bitter...no need to be respond with smartas$ remarks. You've been on my tail since day one. If you don't have any useful input, please, never contribute to my threads. I wish nothing but the best for you.
     
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    His post was pretty much the same as mine, and I agree with him, he is being serious and trying to help. If you do not know how to shoot something like that, then maybe you shouldnt do it.

    but if its just for fun, have fun and try alot of different things, like I said.

    Also, this is a forum to ask questions, but sometimes you can learn more by using the Search function, and learn on your own insted of taking the easy way out and being told what to do, and I dont think you will get that here. Good Luck!
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    HHahahahahahahahahaha.

    This:

    I've "been on [your] tail since day one?"
    Give me a ****ing break.


    How can anyone give you help shooting:
    A place they no nothing about.
    Lighting conditions they know nothing about.
    A subject they know nothing about.

    Your photography is about your view. Your voice. Your unique style.
    You'll learn more from trial and error, than by somebody giving you a laundry list of what and how to shoot.

    ****
     
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    thehollywoodteam TPF Noob!

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    I specifically mentioned it was for fun. What's so hard in giving me some tips? Isn't this a BEGINNERS forum? Don't we all start somewhere? It's obvious that I'll be "trying different things", just needed some pointers from the people who HAVE shot restaurant style photos. I don't want your money, your wife, or girlfriend etc...lol
     
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    if you shoot indoors shots, the Nikon 10-24mm DX wideangle lens will come in handy.
     
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    I started a few years ago without this site, I learned by going out and taking pictures, learning what looked good and what didnt. Not to say I am a Pro now, but I believe in learn by doing.
    This is what I would do, even though I have no clue what this place looks like, how the lighting is and what your style is...

    Make sure the viewer of your photos knows this is a sushi resturant without making it obvious, like a giant picture of a Spring Roll.
    If its dimly lit, play with the lighting, I love dimly lit photo shoots.
    Get some wide angle shots, but not too busy, let it show what the restaurant is, but with some single thing that draws the viewers eye to it.
     
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    thehollywoodteam TPF Noob!

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    I never expected a laundry list of how to's. I'm well aware that photography is about me. But why don't you understand the simple request? Why would you make things so complicated? lol
     
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    Excellent!! Thanks a bunch.

    I've actually been on PF prior to purchasing my D90, been a ton of help. I also take lots of photos in different lighting and angles/positions. I agree with you when it comes to going out and doing it and this is something I do.
     

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