Wood Spoon Kitchen

Wood Spoon Kitchen

88 Smith St
Collingwood, VIC 3066
03 9416 0588
woodspoonkitchen.com

Let me get a little whimsical here and make this a CANON vs NIKON shoot-off post! As you know, PixelAnt and I have recently been eating out together and practising food photography. But we’re on different sides in terms of camera brand. He uses CANON while I had a NIKON. Truth be told, conditions weren’t exactly the same when we were shooting these pictures. PixelAnt used a higher end CANON 60D with 50mm f1.8 lens while I owned an entry level NIKON D40 with a 35mm f1.8 lens. To offset that, I’m a lot more familiar with shooting pictures of food than PixelAnt is. We sat facing each other, so lighting was also different. And finally, we post-processed our pictures independently using Lightroom, which I’m a seasoned veteran with while PixelAnt was new to it back then.
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As for this meal, we thought it was just oh-kay. The food tasted quite Westernised and I prefer my Japanese food to taste Japanese. That’s the impression I got, anyway. Especially the miso soup, it tasted strange because the pumpkin, carrots and sweet potato made it too sweet. The agedashi tofu was lovely though (even when it didn’t have bonito flakes).
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So the rest of this post will be mainly just pictures of CANON vs NIKON, which ones do you prefer? Personally, I liked PixelAnt’s pictures. Good composition, and there was a warmth to them with a lovely, creamy bokeh. Much to learn from each other! To make it easy for you to identify which is which, my NIKON pictures were made into collages, while PixelAnt’s snaps are standalone pics and watermarked as “projectsnapshot”.
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NIKON (above), CANON (below)
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Hot suishin sake $13.95 180ml
(from Hiroshima, clean, crisp and smooth)
NIKON (below)
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Small miso soup $4.50
traditional home made Japanese miso soup with sweet potato, pumpkin and lots of other vegies & tofu
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CANON (above), NIKON (below)
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Agedashi tofu $8.90
golden brown deep fried tofu cubes in soy and sweet chilli sauce
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CANON (above), NIKON (below)
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Karaage chicken nanban salad $19.90
marinated chicken breast fried and smothered in a sweet and sour sauce on a bed of garden salad with a wasabi based tartar sauce
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NIKON (above), CANON (below)
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Wasabi beef $19.90
thinly sliced scotch fillet pan fried and mixed in garden salad served with soy based wasabi dressing
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Other Photo-centric posts I’m proud of:
- Holiday snaps in faraway Myanmar
- Pictorially lavish 5-course meal at Brix Café & Bistrot
- A poignant instagram story of my home visit to Singapore
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