For this shoot I wanted to try something a bit different lighting-wise. I wanted to go high key to blend the white bowl with the background and help the colorful food stand out.
To do this, I placed both flashes close to the subject, and bumped them both up one full stop in exposure.
The white tabletop and white background contributed to a very even soft light, along with the reflector and umbrella.
Here's another, similar shot that's just different enough to be interesting. I like the lower, frame-filling angle that makes it seem like the food is right in your lap.
- I've got to pay more attention to depth of field. Here, it was too shallow on most shots.
- Hand-holding the camera for shoots like this (I only used the tripod to test the set up) allows you to work much faster than working with a tripod.
- I still have work to do to get the exact high key effect that I wanted.
- My wife and I need to communicate better on preparing the food. She was going to microwave the bacon!