Blueberries for breakfast

It's a beautiful day in my dining room. I've decided to try my hand at a little food photography before I am completely overwhelmed with all of my July bookings. 

Out of boredom I threw some raspberries on the table the other day and was very pleased at how they turned out. I spelled raspberries wrong but even so it was a successful photograph. I decided to put in a little more effort and explored a myriad of websites and several food blogs. Without spending any money and realizing that I have enough equipment to do just about anything, I got right to work this morning while Oliver, my assistant, smushed up a banana while begging to eat cookies for breakfast. 

I pushed the table close to the window and unrolled a faux floor that I use for babies. I soon discovered that I needed more light and added a white foam core board to one side and a silver reflector to the far side. I was shooting with my Canon 5D mark ii, 24-70 2.8 at ISO 200, f2.8 & f4, and 1/25 - 1/125th on aperture priority. 

I hope you find that they look tasty. Apparently the great *they* say that there are only two categories of food photographs. Good and Nauseating. I found that to be very amusing. 


Posted on June 10, 2013 .