Introduction: How to Take a Picture of the Steam From Your Meals
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Many of you saw my scrambled eggs Instructable and commented on the main picture. You might be wondering how I did that. So here is my Instructable to teach you one way to take a picture similar to it. This is just my method, if anybody else has their own, please comment!
Step 1: Materials
- Window/door where the light shines through
- Hot food/beverage
- Spot to place your food where it is in direct range of the sunlight
- Morning/Evening time slot.
Step 2: Find a Window
Find a window in your house that lets the light in well. I have a door near my kitchen table, so the light flows in nicely. Find a time when it is either morning, or evening. This way, you can catch the sun's direct rays as it is rising or setting.
Step 3: Grab Your Camera
Once you have a good window of light shining through to where your food it, walk to the opposite side of the food from where it is getting the direct light.
So if the window is shining on the right side of the plate, move to the left side to take the picture: and vice versa.
Take your picture with a decent camera that can focus pretty well. If you can see the steam rising from the hot platter of food; you are in the right spot.
Take the snapshot, and there you go.
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