Time snuck up on me! I am extending the deadline for the PB&J Through the lens to next Monday, September 14th! We’ve received some really cool entries so far! Details can be found HERE.
Photo Title: Watermelon Gazpacho
Blog Name: What’s cooking?
Equipment Used: Canon D60 6.1MP, 50mm f/1.8 lens, Promaster 7500DX flash
Technical Details: Exposure: 1/180
Exposure compensation: +0.25
Photo Editing: Adjusted saturation, contrast and sharpening with Photoshop CS2.
Setup Details: The tall mug and the watermelon slices next to it were giving me very strong shadows on the opposite side of my light source. To solve this problem I wrapped some boards in aluminum foil to make the bouncing light brighter on that side. That solved my problem.
Props: yellow mug, plate and watermelon slices
Additional Food Photography Tips: Move your boards (or whatever you use to bounce light) around to find the best setting. Use two or three small ones to highlight different parts of your subject. Silver foil gives you a white reflection while golden foil gives you a warmer light.