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Click Click! 007: Mhhm yummy foods

Every Wednesday of the week, I’ll share with you my moments of Photography in this Blog: “Click Click!”

-Just a simple guy with a camera

Look at those smokey, savory and tender pork chops! The burning flames tickling the pork chop to perfection. Now that I looked at that photo, I remembered how wonderfully it tasted. I am hungry, NOW.  This photo was taken just this past weekend!

Macau's Crispy Pork Cutlet Sandwich

May 31, 2010:  Memorial day (Last Monday in May) is a United States Federal holiday where we remember and honor all the soldiers that died bravely during their service. Coincidentally, this also marks the beginning of summer. So for many Americans including myself, we usually take the grill out, and start Barbecuing. So that’s how we celebrate our Memorial Weekend.

What a coincidence, when I mentioned this week’s subject is food from last’s week’s Click Click! 006:, and we are grilling on Memorial Day.  This ought to be easy.  Food subjects appear at least like 3 times a day. With that mentality, “food is everywhere”, I just went out and shoot a bunch of photos that I had for lunch and dinner. When I was reviewing all the photos I’ve taken, most of them weren’t appealing.

Well, the main problem for shooting food:

“Limited Amount of Time”

Certainly, I have encountered a few: the ice cream melting on the hot brownie top, cut apple slices turning brown,  and the yummy food is waiting for me (or people) to consume.

The tips I learned from doing this week’s subject:

  1. Setting up for the shot – this helps minimize the time needed for the shot. Don’t let that ice cream melt.
  2. Natural Lighting – It helps retain the food’s savory look.
  3. Angles – Some food look good from top, and some look good at food’s height view. Hey, try different things.
  4. Up and Close and Personal – That pork cutlet in the bun looks good doesn’t it?

Gekkeikan Sake + Gruyere Cheese Fondue w/ Bread and Veg.

If you like this post, please rate it. Have any questions or tips, please email me at or leave a comment.

Signing off, Next Week’s subject is “Summer”.

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  • aleung

    i never thought of bbq some pork chops..that gives me some idea… they look good… any secret recipe?

  • ac

    oh i think it’s just right!! one good one is enough. i will give u 5 stars!!!

  • blaw

    hhhmmm, I actually thought the writing is ok. Quality is definitely is important over Quantity, but I do agree that some more pics will carry your post better and also inspires people to actually submit their pictures.

  • Legna

    ooh so D is the one who pull ur rating down!

  • rkwan

    Click Click! is a blog that uses the best and most qualified photo for its subject post.

    “Quality over Quantity”

    Akwan- Yes, I am looking forward to build a portfolio on a photo hosting site.

    Dman- I had an impression that you disliked this article because the lack of photos and the time needed to write this article. I do value your feedback, however the article should only use the most qualified photos to fulfill the subject that I’m shooting. If I get to choose, I would probably only upload one photo. Lastly, I’m doing this as a hobby so how ever long I write the article is up to my means, it could be 8 hours, or 2 minutes. Of course, it will be good for me if it was the latter.

    I am always looking for reader’s submission as well. If you have any photos for next week’s subject, please do submit it to me.

  • D

    i agree there should b more pix in these blogs…look like u did your assignment in 2mins…c’mon man…i rate this 1* because of it..

  • akwan

    That’s it?? For a “photo blog,” I am expecting more pics outta you! Perhaps you should take more pictures and put them up on an external resource *ahem*flickr*ahem* and link to your gallery from here. Just a suggestion.

  • Legna

    foooooooooood foooooooooooood!

    Give the credit to RK’s parents, they prepared them~

  • jqhuynh

    Those are nice looking chops! Who prepared them? Akwan, any tips?