Since this is the day after the Rose Parade and Mondo and I are about to head out to see the floats, I’ll keep the french toast sausages shoot short and simple.
I wanted to do an easy menu shot for Foodgawker and Tastespotting along with a few shots for the post. Unfortunately, I had a lot of trouble getting these to look right. Maybe I was just tired from the holidays, but my lighting was a mess.
Getting it together
After futzing around for a few hours trying to make boring menu photographs I thought Foodgawker would like, I finally started to make photographs that I liked.
Since I was having trouble, I shut down everything except for one light and went back to the basics. This was a textured object, so I setup a light panel on the left and scraped light across the surface of the object. I then placed a white board on the opposite side of the light to reduce contrast. That’s it.
With this simplified setup, I got a few shots I liked, and called it a day.
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Tamron 17-50mm 2.8
Strobes: White Lightning x1600
Focal Length: 50mm