Sunday, April 21, 2013

A little more food photography...

Well, I'm kinda stuck on food photography nowadays!  Its so much fun! :D  (And really, the weather is so nasty, and spring is not arriving, so there's not much outside to use as subjects!)

Today I made a few dozen deviled eggs to bring to a bible study I'm attending tomorrow.
I took these pictures around 4:30 or 5 pm, on our kitchen counter which has a south facing window.  It turned out to be great lighting!
I forgot to use our reflector board-had it right beside me but still forgot! Guess I got a little caught up in the moment!  I was very happy with the overall set up.

Nobody else was trying to cook or clean in the kitchen, so I had free reign! That made the entire process quite a bit faster! :D

I wanted a crisp clear photo of the egg, with other eggs in the background.  I wanted to portray deliciousness, creaminess, and have a 'fresh' look.  I picked up some fresh parsley today to help give it that 'fresh' look, and also a pop of color.  ($0.68 a bunch-totally worth it!)

I did a combined version of two of my favorites.  (I narrowed it down to three, then couldn't decide so I had Lillian point out which she's like me to 'take away' :)  Even a four year old's opinion can help!

I'm not sure though, if I like the 2 photos side-by-side better, or just the single photo.  I enjoy the modern look of side-by-sides, but feel like its a lot of...eggs?  But I also like it portraying two different angles.  I decided to post it, as well as a single photo though, since I can't decide which is better!

PS I actually wrote this post yesterday, but the internet crashed right before I could upload the photos...So these eggs were already consumed :D 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Orange Dark Chocolate Scones

So my best friend is staying over at my house for a few days. We decided to make and photograph Orange Dark Chocolate Scones.
We had quite a bit of fun re-style the scones in many different ways, spending several hours taking photos of scones!  I wanted a rustic, homey, deep feeling for these pictures.

A little about these photos...
The background is a large piece of velvet that is hemmed, probably a small tablecloth, that I picked up at goodwill awhile back.
The scones are setting on a pizza stone.
It was afternoon in a sunny window, with the blinds drawn to diffuse the light.

Oranges and chocolate shavings are the primary 'extras' but we also used a very small pitcher, with orange glaze inside of it.

I used my Canon 60d body with the left (closeup picture) I used the 100mm 2.8 macro lens, the right (aerial picture) I used the 50mm 1.8.

I had my f stop around 5.6 and the ISO was pretty high, around 800 to 1000.

{And the scones with the glaze on top were delicious!}