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.
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?
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.
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!