When traveling and eating at restaurants whether on land or sea, you do not have the luxury of using a tripod or controlling the light. As I knew I would be traveling to Walt Disney World and going on a cruise, I put the Food Photography assignment first for 2011. Here are my results.
Artist Point was designed after the grand dining rooms found in National Park lodges across the Pacific Northwest of the United States and features foods based on cuisine from the same region. Entrees like Cedar Plank Salmon, Fisherman’s Stew and Buffalo meats adorn the menu.
The following morning, we were bused to the Disney Dream where the Royal Palace was my first restaurant for dinner on the new ship. Lighting was not the best but the tables were set for a king.
After such a meal, a light dessert was in order.
The next evening we dined at the Animator’s Palate restaurant which featured interactive entertainment with the sea turtle, Crush, from the animated feature, Finding Nemo, and this tasty entree.
Back on land, I enjoyed the best breakfast dish in the entire Walt Disney World resort, in my opinion, at the Polynesian Resort’s Kona Cafe restaurant. Feast your eyes on Tonga Toast.
You will notice I used flash to control the light in all but the last photo. Something many food photographers do not like nor recommend using including IvoryHut in the guest blog show wrote for this assignment. However, when I was confronted with restaurant lighting, the use of flash bounced off a ceiling or nearby wall really helped to illuminate the food and bring out the colors and textures.
This is my submission to Assignment 11: Food Photography.