Heck, I’ll try anything to get exposure.

When I first received an invitation from Oriental Hotel Singapore to participate in a contest, I was pensive.  First, let me declare that this invitation was sent as an Electronic mailer, i.e. was for everyone whom is in their mailing list, and not because I’m some celebrity photographer.  I wished.

Anyway, so I wasn’t too keen, because I had to submit 3 photographs on food.  Although I do take a few here and there, it’s only for fun, unlike Street and Landscape photography, which I really like.  However, if they do like my initial submission and call me up, I will be with a group of 9 fellow photographers invited by the hotel to shoot their mooncakes.  I’m dying for some form of exposure.  So since I’m having a company retreat today, and was going to Carousel for lunch, hence I thought why not, let’s try.

Being a buffet, I had to decide on the arrangement of each ‘dish’.  So played around with different colors and theme.

So here they are below.  My first attempt at food photography with my x100.

I love my sushi, and I do take almost any kind of raw fish sushi, but I never did like Tamago (Egg Sushi) and the seaweed sushi (The Green one), and I almost never take ginger, but for the sake of the photo, I took the most colorful ones and played around with the arrangement.

I love any kind of sashimi.  The above shows the sashimi available for lunch, i.e. Salmon (Orangy), Tuna (Reddish) and Yellow Tail (slighly transparent).  The carrots and the small piece of green leave was to add additional color.

So we arrived at 1pm, and we were informed we only had 1 hour before they close the buffet.  No choice, had to be selective with the food I choose, so I opted for the Drunken Prawn next.  Not my favourite though.

My colleague took 3 huge slices of the roasted beef, and I thought I should too.  But having a bigger belly then him, I opted for one slice, with 2 lamb saussies.

Lastly, dessert with coffee.  The chocolate ice cream was heavenly.

So there you have it.  My first attempt at food photography.  Should not be my last as I have another sumptious dinner tomorrow at Dozo, so hope to bring you more of that if I can.

As usual, do give me your comments if you can yah.

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5 thoughts on “Heck, I’ll try anything to get exposure.

    • Thanks for dropping by and value your encouraging comments. I shot the pictures of the food using the x100. But as for most of the others, yes I am now exploring film. So much more fun. Haha.

      • Your welcome! I rarely look at blogs. I remember buying film and seriously just over-exposed in my own closet. That is a neat thing though, you can explore without looking at your work until you actually run to the shop. But there are newer things out there also, editing to mimic films through post processing, lol. Everything has been so advanced now a days.

      • Wow!!! appreciate it immensly. I couldn’t understand film too. I was into it solely because I was intriguied by Rangefinders aka Leica, but didn’t have the money to get one 🙂 .. hence I thought I should try cheap film Rangefinders, hence the Yashica GSN and Zorki 4. Was only after developing my first roll that I find film, as how they put it, ‘Romantic’ with all the imperfections. haha…

        You’re right on the technological advancement now. After shooting film, I really appreciate how advance digital is now. Larger full frame sensors, the simple setting of an ISO to control the ‘film’ used. Just blow you away. Those peope must be really smart people 🙂 … we ? We’re just art loving farts.

      • I’m intrigued now. Those Leica camera’s seems to be going for like over a grand. Wow, must take some value to be shooting with that thing. Whew, lol. I hear you, it’s good to find something similar, who can afford such gadgets nowadays. Well hope to see more of your work. I really just like that soft grainy film look. It’s awesome!

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