Photography

Photography

A fews blogger friends/IG friends/FB friends asked about my camera and lens info, so I decided to write this page for all to see. πŸ™‚

Here is my progress:

From the very beginning until March, 2014, I used iPhone 4S and edited in Photoshop CS4. These are some of my works at that time.

iPhone-4S

From March, 2014 (Carnivore Salad) until April, 2014 (Edamame & Ricotta Salad with duck egg), I used Nikon D40 with the standard len and edited in Photoshop CS4. These are my works during that time.

Nikon-D40

From April, 2014 (Artichoke Salad Dressing) until now, I have been using Canon 5D Mark III with 50 mm 1.2 L. I edited all photos in Photoshop CS6. These are some of my early works using this camera. You can also see my growing portfolio here. Since then, I have also added Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens & Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens to my camera bag as well. 

canon

I ALWAYS use natural light even if I have to take my food to some of the weird places, such as my father-in-law wood workshop etc.

In order to improve my food photography skill & my food styling skill, these are what I am currently learning from. I will keep adding more info as I learn more.

I hope this information helps you as much as it helps me. I have always wanted to gather them in one place, and no place is more appropriate than here because sharing is good. Helping each other is great. Making a good new friend is even better. πŸ™‚

24 Comments


  1. Even your iPhone photos are amazing! Thanks for all the links – I have bookmarked them. Thank you so much for sharing too. I am off to watch that video now…

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    • Pang

      I am so glad you find it useful πŸ™‚

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  2. How wonderful! Beautiful work, Pang.
    Thank you for sharing the links as well!

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    • Pang

      Thank you so much. So glad you like the links, Miriam. Hope they are helpful πŸ™‚

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  3. How can you take such an amazing photos with iPhone! wow, I still have a lot to learn:) I was showing your website to my husband the other day as he sometimes helps me taking the pictures and told him that ” this is what I am looking for “:) beautiful work, Pang!!

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    • Pang

      OMG!!!! Olga, your sweet comment makes my day. Thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful words. πŸ™‚

      I, too, have a lot to learn about photography. I will continue adding more links to this page, so both of us (and anyone who is interested) can learn them as well. Thank you so much again, Olga. I really appreciate it.

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  4. Just looked at this one, as I was wondering what camera you use now, I get you totally. I started with Motorola phone, it has a great camera, and then got Canon Eos 1100d, which was very nice but not enough. Finally I went for Canon Eos 6D and I love it, I see you use the 50mm f/1.2 lens, I have the f/1.8, but looking at some of your pictures I understand now why so high aperture. I mostly use my beloved 100mm f/2.8 L, I love this lens and also 24-105 mm f/4, which is great too. I really like and appreciate your style, I wish I could see things the same way, but my pictures are in my head- do you have this feeling too? That’s the way I see food- some of my friends say my pictures look like those paintings of Dutch old masters haha I’m so glad I found you Pang πŸ™‚

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    • Pang

      I totally agree with your friends on that; your photos do indeed look like the still-life painting πŸ™‚

      I do have a “story” before I shoot, too. I kind of have a sketch in my mind how I am going to style/shoot each dish. It did not always go well and I did not always follow my “sketch,” but it was nice to determine the mood before I shoot πŸ™‚ Yes, we have to have a long conversation about this πŸ™‚

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  5. I will email you, maybe even today, I will be trying these new wooden boards and I have to renovate one of them, will show you what I’ve got, France is great for buying props. Have a lovely day, hugs xx

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  6. Sylvia

    Hi Pang! Wow, your photos are really simply STUNNING!! And even those in the beginning were beautiful already! You also have such a great way of styling the food – looks so professional!! Congrats! Love your blog and the concept around Thai food! I am half Thai and therefore it’s my favorite kind of food!! hugs, Sylvia

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    • Pang

      I am so happy you like the photographs, Sylvia, and thank you so much for checking out my “fully renovated” blog of mine πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I am so psyched πŸ™‚

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  7. Hi Pang,
    I stumbled onto your site from a review you had written about the Story on a Plate: Food Photography & Styling
    with TODD PORTER AND DIANE CU. I had to leave you a comment and say thank you for sharing this information. I, like everyone else here, am blown away by the quality of your photos with just your iPhone 4s! Awesome editing and composition.

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    • Pang

      Awww Tammy πŸ™‚ You are so sweet. Thank you SO MUCH for your wonderful comment. I am so glad you found me, and hope you will be back πŸ˜›

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    • Pang

      Thank you so much for your kind words πŸ™‚

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  8. You are amazing. I have fallen in love with you work. Each pic makes me wanna jump into the screen and grab that bite. πŸ™‚

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    • Pang

      Thank you SO MUCH, Himanshu. Your comment makes my day πŸ™‚

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  9. All of your photos are really wonderful to look at. Your styling is also so excellent! I feel I am looking at a magazine! Wow

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    • Pang

      Thank you SO MUCH for such a sweet comment, Lynn. I am ecstatic by your comment; it makes my day. πŸ™‚

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  10. Such dreamy, amazing photography Pang. I could spend all day on your site just looking at all these photos!

    By the way: I really want that table you are shooting on. I’m still hunting around for one myself and haven’t found one that is the right “fit” for me yet.

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    • Pang

      Hi James, Thank you so much for your kind words. It’s so sweet of you to drop by & leave a comment πŸ™‚
      P.S. That wasn’t a table, just a surface I used for my photos.

      πŸ™‚

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  11. Kerri

    Thank you for all these tips. They are useful for anyone. Your photos are gorgeous and this is one of there rare sites that are lovely to see many photos on a topic. The angles, the light are all poetic throughout your pages. Looks like we are having street food Pad Thai tonight. We appreciate you sharing all this beauty.

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