I'm lucky to have a mom that is tolerant of my random wishes. I asked if she could make me pancakes this morning so I could photograph them, she gladly obliged. Funny fact; I don't even like pancakes! Lucky for me though, my husband does :)
I set up in the dining room so I could try my hand at using natural light for today's breakfast set up. I didn't have a reflector and now that I think about it, I should have grabbed some tin foil but was too excited and in a hurry. One thing I learned right off the bat is that you need LOTS of patience. I was running around grabbing butter, silverware, a plate, new cute little pitcher (a St. Vincent find) and my placemat (another St. Vincent find). I was ROASTING before I even started shooting!!
It seems like all the glass pieces I have are either etched or pressed :)
I'm in love with the pattern on this placemat and the stitching is amazing!
I wasn't sure if I wanted to even attempt a pour shot, but I figured I needed to push myself outside my comfort zone and just try; otherwise, I'll never learn! I'm so glad I did and my husband did a great job pouring :)
I'm loving how the final shots turned out and I learned a great deal from this mini-shoot. Next time, I'm going to be more prepared before I even start the food. One thing the book talks about is thinking about the whole layout of your shoot and what you want to convey. To me, when a person sees all of your images or even just ONE image, their mouth should be watering.
I hope I accomplished that with these photos! I'd love to hear what you think :) Head to the comments and again, if you have any tips or tricks, I'd LOVE to hear them!!
Until next time.