Workshop 25

Basic Flash Setup for Food Photos

How to capture attractive food shots in low light—at home and out and about

Bouncing on-camera and built-in flash

Everybody loves good food, and the numbers of amateur chefs and food bloggers are increasing daily. What’s better than a delicious-looking photo to whet people’s appetites? They’re easy to take in the right conditions. For great-looking food shots all you need is daylight as a side or main light, a reflector, slight overexposure, and a wide aperture! But if you have a day job and have to cook and photograph in the evening, things are a little trickier. Although continuous light is a possible solution, HTI lamps that emulate daylight are expensive, and normal energy-saving bulbs make ...

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