Canon 50D, Photo Challenges, Photo Editing, Photography

Travel Theme: Romance

It was Valentine’s day this past week, but some of my valentines were out of town therefore it was kind of amusing to me that romance is the theme at Where’s My Backpack?  We don’t really go all out for this holiday in this household, but I do try to do something small for the family.  I was thinking about what I could make for my husband when I stumbled across this cranberry walnut bread over at the blog Notes from Dawn.  I am also working on a food photography project for my Photoshop class, so I took some pictures just to think about the lighting part of the project.  Many of you know that tea is the subject of my project, but here I am using cranberries as test subject:

ISO 1600 50mm 0ev f/2.8 1/60

ISO 1600 50mm 0ev f/2.8 1/60

For me, this photo reinforces my thought that I would like to use natural light for this project.  I dislike the tinges of artificial light that you can see on the strainer.  It was good to do this though, because natural light has been in short supply here lately,  and I am anxious to move along with this project.  I guess I’ll also have to learn something about patience.

The bread was yummy too, that was the other thing I discovered by doing this lighting exercise for my Photoshop class.  Also, I’m no romantic, but it is nice when everyone is back safe and sound at home.

Do you photograph food? what is your take on artificial versus natural light?