I met up with Scott Cooper at Le Papillon in San Jose to get some fresh shots of some of their appetizers. I love shooting Scott’s food because you can pretty turn any photo into ten additional photos simply by creatively cropping portions out. I also had a great time maxing out my nikon 60mm’s ability to take ultra-closeup shots of some of the amazing dishes. It’s almost like a fractal, the closer you get, the more there is to see.
As usual I used a pretty basic two-light setup, but with the knowledge of the infinite possibilities one can get adjusting angles of camera, position of lights, and placement of dish (I’m constantly adjusting all three). See all 111 photos here.