A Sashimi Portrait, by Bashar Alaeddin

This was the very first time I was photographing sushi for a big client. I always believe that you have to do things that scare you in order to develop and grow. The funny story about this is because I was nervous, I had brought with me a whole bunch of studio lights and spent a while trying to set it up in a way in front of the client to look more professional. Eventually I took a minute and realized the light was perfect coming from behind the camera as I was set up by a large window during the day, I quickly took out my diffuser and took the shot. Sometimes going back to simple and minimal basics is what makes a shot better than any high-end studio light can make. It was a good lesson learned.

A Sashimi Portrait, by Bashar Alaeddin

Canon 7D with 100mm f/2.8 Macro | Exposure 1/8 sec. @ f/6.3 | ISO 100 | Focal Length 100mm
A Sashimi Portrait, by Bashar Alaeddin

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | June 08
Award Score: 67 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 17, Style 13, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Food Photography
Photograph Location: Amman | Jordan

Photographer: Bashar Alaeddin (Amman, Jordan) Registered
Born in Kuwait City, lived between Jordan and Lebanon most of his life, Bashar has over 9yrs experience in digital photography since he picked it up as a hobby for a course during his university years. Starting from a 2mp Samsung, he is now the founder of a photography & video studio based in Amman, Jordan where his time is split between his commercial day job photographing food, interior, products and portraits; and his night-time job traveling around the middle-east region capturing landscapes, the culture and his favorite genre, long-exposures of the night-sky. He is an amateur astronomer and tried to combine that with his love of photographs showcasing the beauty of the Arabian landscapes under starry nights.

Website: http://adasat.co/
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34413965@N02
500px: http://500px.com/balaeddin

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