My Indoor Food Photography Studio Set Up

OK guys! I’m so excited right now. I am finally getting to put to use some of what I learned reading the Tasty Food Photography eBook published by Pinch of Yum, a very successful food blog with amazing photos that I’ll admit I am a teensy bit jealous of. BUT but but my skills are really improving so I’m motivated to keep learning and improving.

So, today I posted the first recipe that was ever photographed in my new basement studio. Eeeee!!!! Not to give it away but… it was Orange Candied Carrots.

Food Photography Indoor Lighting Setup
I had a little assistance from a tiny helper. 🙂

The cutting board is actually acting as a reflector of light to compensate for the shadow from the light on the left.

Check out the with and without the reflector photos. Can you see the difference the little bit of extra light makes?

Food Photography Studio Lighting

Overall, I’m pretty happy with how the final, color corrected and cropped photo came out. It’s not going to win any food photography award or anything but I think I’ve come a long way from when I first photographed these two years ago.

Before and After Food Photography
Wouldn’t you say that’s a bit of an improvement? I mean, you don’t need to actually say anything about how bad the first one is but feel free to tell me how scrumptious the new one looks. 😉

Not too shabby for a cheap clamp light, a free weathered wooden surface reclaimed from — don’t judge — a trash pile, a thrifted vintage pot and small white plate.

These little carrots are super delicious so be sure to check out and pin the recipe for later. Recipe here –> Orange Candied Carrots.

I have a feeling a lot more good things are going to be coming out of this basement over the next few months. Stay tuned!

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One Response to %2$s

  1. Dorothy GAst October 18, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

    From one Mrs. Gast to another, “Congrats. Love your blog and the recipes. My blog is mostly history.” Check me out at

    • Angela G. October 19, 2016 at 2:00 am #

      Hi Dorothy, You are so sweet and cute. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your blog but I couldn’t get it to load. Is the link correct?

  2. Alex Brown January 27, 2015 at 9:07 pm #

    I love to see comparison photos. I only shoot in my house(Small Budget) and I think with this tip and Del Mar’s [ ] lighting tips I’ll be much better! Thanks!

  3. Dee December 8, 2014 at 5:43 am #

    Love this article. I’m learning more about how to capture the perfect photo too myself for my own blog and yes, shadows make a huge difference. I like how you have shown a before and after 🙂

    • Angela G. December 16, 2014 at 3:19 am #

      Ohhh, what’s your blog link? I’d love to check it out.

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