Hi and welcome back.
Continuing with my food posts, I’ve been trying to shoot as much as I can.
Yesterday I shot my favorite breakfast: French toast.
I just whipped up 3 slices of my recipe:
Splash of half-and-half
Pinch of Nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon of Cinnamon
I preset my still life and then cooked. The great thing about breakfast foods is that you can whip them up quickly.
Here is a finished shot on my painted background. I took the yellow background from the post from the other day and painted it blue. I just went over the yellow with the blue and when it dried I rubbed it down with sandpaper to give it an aged look.
I also pumped out some syrup to give it a bit of action.
And here’s how I lit it.
I kept my key light in the same posting but added a 20º grid to light the top and open the deep shadows from the backlight.
Key: Phottix Indra 500, 36×48 Chimera softbox
Fill: tin-foil-covered white cards
Fill light: SB800, Godox S-Mount bracket, Phottix S-Mount 7″ reflector with 20º grid and one piece of wax paper gaffer-taped on to soften the gridded light
In hindsight, I think I would have used a 10º grid or a snoot to really tighten the spread of light and keep the second shadow off of the background.
Here are a few more images:
I’m really ring to develop a style and shoot as much as I can in order to build a portfolio and get food work.
That’s it for now. Till next time, stay hungry!