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FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY: Travel & Lifestyle!

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Apart from cooking, food photography is one of my biggest passions! I've teamed up with Canon to share a few tips to help you create brilliant food images! Make sure to head to my website to be in with a chance of winning a Canon Powershot G7X: http://www.donalskehan.com/2015/09/competition-time-win-a-canon-powershot-g7x/ (PP) Contains product placement. Equipment list: Canon EOS 5D MKIII Canon Powershot G7X Manfrotto 190 XPROB tripod Interfit collapsable 5-1 reflector Billingham camera bag For more info about the cameras used in this video head to: www.canon.ie Pre-order my new cookbook FRESH: http://bit.ly/donalFRESH Subscribe to my channel: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEDonal Follow me on SnapChat: DonalSkehan Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/donalskehan Like my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/donalskehan Follow me on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/donalskehan Follow me on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/donalskehan
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Lucian Johnson (5 months ago)
Great video.
Rambo The ChefPug (7 months ago)
Went to china with my vid cam, recorded the underground station, then a stranger smashed my vid cam. I wonder what would the chinese do if i take their pics like Donald did to the french lady 😂
Vlogger From The South (9 months ago)
Do add more photography video...
Faiz Rehman (1 year ago)
Lovely video. You are awesome, Donal.
ABHISHEK PRASAD (1 year ago)
Its always a pleasure to watch your channel.
Leticia Oliveira (1 year ago)
Pretty awesome ;)
William D. Ramirez (1 year ago)
I enjoyed learning from the well planned and executed explanation of camera lenses and trick photography. Written in a conversational tone. Short and sweet tour of the terminology and techniques of contemporary Digital SLR camera lenses: "glass". The best part is the very helpful graphics that make it easy to understand basic lens concepts and secret photography. https://plus.google.com/b/116518508242424166405/116518508242424166405/posts/CTxZ6XB76kx
Darren V. Rich (1 year ago)
Great guide thank you very helpful.
Lisa T. Smith (1 year ago)
This advice has so much useful information.
Carolyn W. Farrell (1 year ago)
Thanks for sharing.
Chad Neal (2 years ago)
Absolutely amazing! So helpful.
Mauro angst (2 years ago)
Loved this episode
Mauro angst (2 years ago)
+Donal Skehan Your welcome, Will you make more? I just find two on your channel
Donal Skehan (2 years ago)
Thank you Mauro!
Jonny Brooks (2 years ago)
Love this
Georgina Campos (2 years ago)
Howth! So many good memories from way back, when I used to live in Ireland. I just love that place!
2:25 1/125 f2.8 ISO100
Backpack & Camera (3 years ago)
love these short photography vids - so inspirational and you're great at explaining! :)
Thespecialmemories3 (3 years ago)
This was very helpful :) Thank you so much!
Kristian Taylor (3 years ago)
do you always shoot with the 50mm lens?
Donal Skehan (3 years ago)
+Kristian Taylor most of the time yes!
Anna Lu (3 years ago)
Love it
Joey Yu (3 years ago)
This video is amazing, like it a lot!
Dutchified (3 years ago)
I make travel videos and there is always food included. It is difficult to get food shots right. Thanks for these awesome tips.
LadyLongIsland (3 years ago)
What great tips. I do a lot of what you say in the video. I'm not the least bit shy, so I have no problem just going up to people. I get some fun stuff that way. I recently did a video at a place called Corey Beach. Unbeknownst to me when I arrived there was a wedding going on and a young couple with a puppy. Well, I got some great video and photos. It's a small family beach on the South Shore of Long Island, but it's fun and interesting and I got some great stuff, just by being friendly!!! Luv your videos. Thanks for all the tips.
Tommy Macguire (3 years ago)
You've probably seen my comments in your past videos. I just wanna say that you are really inspirational, you persue what you love and share it with the world, you just got married and you've been everywhere. Plus you have an amazing personality. I can proudly say subscribing to you was a great decision. Keep it up :) Love Thomas
Tommy Macguire (3 years ago)
+Donal Skehan no prob!
Donal Skehan (3 years ago)
+thomy6302 thank you very much Thomas!
urban x hippie (3 years ago)
Donal you're doing a great job, I always wonder what settings people use for their food photos so this here is very useful information, thank you.
Donal Skehan (3 years ago)
+Carrots and Creme glad you like it!
ROOKIE WITH A COOKIE (3 years ago)
Donal this is such a useful video! I struggle a lot with food photography and mostly just never take my camera out with me when I go eat at restaurants. Im definitely toting that camera bag now!
Lucie (3 years ago)
Amazing video! Thank you so much for these helpful tipps! Howth looks so beautiful, now I absolutely have to visit it by time :)
I love your advice to add context with location shots and portraits - it really adds so much. Thanks!
Dan Churchill (3 years ago)
Yewwww This is awesome legend!!!
Dan Churchill (3 years ago)
+Donal Skehan Always bro! Plenty more awesomeness to come :)
Donal Skehan (3 years ago)
+Dan Churchill Thanks Dan!
ryehaaan (3 years ago)
"dont stand on a chair" lmao finally someone said this
Thanks Donal - great tips and great you do your own photos
Jasmin Laufeyson (3 years ago)
great tips and great shots! loved the "don't be shy just get the picture" part
GaiaT (3 years ago)
These videos are great! Can't wait for the next one. Thank you for sharing this!
emma (3 years ago)
Thank you for this video! I love food and photography, but melding the two together is difficult. This is great.
Rebeca Hall (3 years ago)
Great tips, great pics, great recepies and great smile!! Love your chanel!!
Virginia Smekens (3 years ago)
This really makes me wish I had spent more than half a day in Howth this summer! We went for the cliff walk (beautiful as well as great exercise), but sadly didn't have a lot of time to explore the village. Also, this is a really original series, great work Donal! :D
Donal Skehan (3 years ago)
+Virginia Smekens so glad you like the video and so cool you've been to Howth - you have to come back :)
Megan McGrath (3 years ago)
Hey Donal, beautifully produced video, excellent and inspiring, this is gonna get me out shooting again for the first time in years ;) I just want to ask--from a photojournalism standpoint, what's your opinion on the ethics of photographing people without explicit consent? You more or less advocate it here--"Most of the time they won't even know you're there"--and there's a lot to be said artistically for boldly going for a good shot and just getting it, but ethically I'm actually a little uncomfortable with that statement. What's your personal stance on getting permission? When and how much do you let that slide? I've occasionally recorded people in various ways before asking permission--either photographically or on audio for radio productions--and gotten some pretty negative reactions, so now I'm more cautious. Thanks!
Fransisco Samara (3 years ago)
I'm no expert at photography, but I think you should pay attention more to the intersections between grid line on your viewfinder. it looks even cooler when the object isn't located at the center, but at one of those intersections. Cheers and looking forward for your next cookings!
Laura Burke (3 years ago)
I love your generosity with your skills - Thanks DS!
Sprinkleofwilly (3 years ago)
I wish i had food photos but i mostly take pictures of scenery. Your photography skill is on point :) x
Asian Food & Beverage (3 years ago)
Nice video. it like it and subscribed. thanks for sharing
Donal Skehan (3 years ago)
+Sokunveary So thank you and welcome to the channel!
zachX bach (3 years ago)
Instead of using such professional equipment , can you make a video on travel or food photography based on lower specs camera like example the digital compact which will be the best tips for a student who wanted to went on for a budget backpacking trips like me . Thank You Donal
Areej (3 years ago)
Great series! Very informative and to the point but you lose points for cutting off the feet at 3:37 :)
Ash Cox (3 years ago)
This was a great video, Donal! I'm rubbish at food photography despite the fact that I cook and post food photos often. :p These were all very useful tips though. Thank you! xo
Flying The Nest (3 years ago)
These are videos are super helpful and well put together! Thank you
Hunnie B (3 years ago)
Awesome tips......thanks Donal :)
Great tips! I really appreciate this photography series.
DieDieEla (3 years ago)
such a wonderful idea to learn how you see the world through a lens
Jessica Hill (3 years ago)
Great tips, photography is one of those things that just needs time and practice, experimenting with different lights and settings on your camera can transform your photos! Don't expect to be a pro overnight, have fun with it and as Donal just said, don't be afraid to get the shot !
Lunathewolf06 (3 years ago)
thanks for the awesome trips and now I know which Camera I should get cx
Chelsea Tran (3 years ago)
i love these tips. i've always been interested in just photography in general as a hobby (as my real career goal is quite boring). This is so great for beginner noob like me (:
forkful foodie (3 years ago)
Donal, this is absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to shoot some pics in NYC with the Fall season upon us. I have a Canon t5i btw. Great camera!
Caitríona Redmond (3 years ago)
Another great tips video thanks Donal!
Paul Marginean (3 years ago)
Pretty sure the NY baker noticed you.
GeekCla (3 years ago)
That was awesome Donal! Thank you so much!
Estefania Sánchez (3 years ago)
thank you veryyy much for share with us this lessons!!
Francis Reyes (3 years ago)
thank you for doing these videos. can you make one using phone cameras. I'm really new at these and i don't want to invest a lot of money on a camera at this point. i love all your videos!
Rozannah taetae (3 years ago)
I'm in love with your accent and your recipe 😇
Rozannah taetae (3 years ago)
you are so talented 😩❤️ thanks for the advice it's really helpful✔️
Heghineh Cooking Show (3 years ago)
I'm not the one who takes my foodpics , I only arrange the design and decor, but these are definitely super helpful tips, ill ask my other half to take a look at these series :) Thank you !
Debi (3 years ago)
These tips are very helpful, I'm too afraid to take a picture of people's activity. That's probably why my photos don't feel quite alive. I guess I just have to be bolder. Thanks Donal!
Riad Bejta (3 years ago)
Can you do your kitchen tour? 😊
Rabab Hussain (3 years ago)
The happiness in the faces of the people being photographed made me smile :)
MochaAndMoccasins (3 years ago)
Great tips, Donal! I love the pictures of people midst conversation, or out and about during their day - it really tells a story!
Crafty Loops (3 years ago)
So helpful. Great tips. Thanks Donal. Lee :)
any tips to stop shaky hands?😧 esp using a hand phone to shoot😬
Yuchen Cai (3 years ago)
+bloopbloopstarshine i guess you have the problem when shooting under low light. turn on HDR and turn up the ISO setting, if your phone has it. it might compromise the quality of the photo a little bit. Or you can buy a little tripods for your phone if you don't mind carrying it around.
FunFoods (3 years ago)
Great tips Donal! I enjoyed seeing this town. Thanks for sharing with us. Waterfront towns are my favorite.
Rosanna McInerney (3 years ago)
I really love this series Donal, thanks!
yufan hu (3 years ago)
Good job
Cinzia Franco (3 years ago)
This is just amazing!! Love your videos!
ab ag (3 years ago)
Which pocket camera take for taking amazing capture like the EOS ? ( not only for capturing food)📷
Francy FDL (3 years ago)
I' m loving this "serie"!!! Thank uu
Amanda (3 years ago)
The window tip at restaurants is a great one, I find myself doing that all the time now. It gives that extra oomph to the shot and lessens the dark shadows you sometimes get overtaking the photograph. Loving this series so far! :)
Katerine (3 years ago)
thanks a looot!!! will wait until your next tips))) I have never known before about choosing place close to a window))) that`s cool!
Nina Grkovic (3 years ago)
I don't do food photography other than posting my own dishes on Instagram, but I found this very useful in general, not necessarily food photography. Thanks! Also, I really like the homely feel of this video, with the wife cooking in the background!
Vincenzos Plate (3 years ago)
These food photography lessons are extremely helpful. thank you very much
Donal Skehan (3 years ago)
+Vincenzos Plate glad you enjoy!
RawanAhmed98 (3 years ago)
thanks for the great tips :) l
Lopè Ariyo (3 years ago)
I loved the restaurant tip. I must admit I'm always tempted to stand on a chair to get a perfect overhead shot.
Donal Skehan (3 years ago)
+Lopè Ariyo haha :)
Alia,S (3 years ago)
U guys on utube teach me that pursuing what ur passionate about makes u happy.. Or at least we should find passion In everything we do
Donal Skehan (3 years ago)
+Alia,S So true!
Kim Jong Kai (3 years ago)
I'd love to do some food photography too! Maybe when i turn 30 XD
Niamh Cagney (3 years ago)
Cheers Donal, I loved this :)
DOLCE RITA (3 years ago)
great tips Donal!!
Yvette Lloyd (3 years ago)
Aaaahhh!!! I simply can NEVER get over how beautiful Dublin, your videos and yourself aaare~ Keep up the spectacular work and stay amazing Donal!!! 😆
Donal Skehan (3 years ago)
+Yvette Lloyd yay thank you Yvette!
Nick Singh (3 years ago)
Donal! I just realized that your hair is turning slightly white just above your sideburns! Thanks for the vids and keep them coming please! HAHAHA I just saw the cook giving you the death stare at 3:27!
Vanessa Gustafsson (3 years ago)
Howth is so beautiful! It really is one of my favorite spots in Ireland and I always make sure to have a quick visit whenever I travel to Dublin :)
Donal Skehan (3 years ago)
+Vanessa Gustafsson Yeah never get tired of Howth I have to admit :)
Alyona Budanova (3 years ago)
Such a nice video, as always!
COOK WITH RIZU (3 years ago)
amazing video 👍👒👒👒👒👒👒👒👒👒COOK WITH RIZU
I am just so in love with this series ! :)
KnightsGambit (3 years ago)
Did you really learn photography by yourself? You should upload a video with your pictures, and tell the story just using the pictures, and using location pictures to show where you are. What do you do with your pictures? Do you just keep them? You must have folders and folders of all kinds of pictures. I love this series, it's like a behind the scenes :D
KnightsGambit (3 years ago)
+Donal Skehan Wow, your photography is really amazing, and it's surprising how good it is since you learnt by yourself :)
Donal Skehan (3 years ago)
+KnightsGambit yeah there's a lot of harddrives and folders with photos :) I did learn on my own!
yanrong14 (3 years ago)
i love this series, thank you so much!
Syazlina Aasim (3 years ago)
love this video. these are really good tips.
Dodie Williams (3 years ago)
As always.....great video :)
Aisyah Iskandar (3 years ago)
Tubah Kazi (3 years ago)
Omg! I love ur recipes, Donal, & i love ur accent, i'm so glad i discovered u through +mycupcakeaddiction!!:-)
Donal Skehan (3 years ago)
+Directioner ! yay, welcome :)
Tubah Kazi (3 years ago)
Oli Rahman (3 years ago)
Hi! Love your videos!
Donal Skehan (3 years ago)
+Oli Rahman thank you!

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