I’ve been having oatmeal for breakfast for the past week. I like the smell and taste of oatmeal cooked together with fresh milk.
However, this post is not about how to make a bowl of mouth-watering oatmeal breakfast, in fact, it’s about shooting oatmeal.
I’ve been following a food blog at www.latartinegourmande.com for some time now and I’ve always admire her photography style (and of course her cooking skill as well).
The blown-out yet vibrant look of her pictures always caught my attention. You can check out more of her works at cannelle-vanille’s photostream on Flickr.
I wondered how she managed to achieve that unique look. Until one day, I saw this picture from her Photostream on Flickr.
The rounded spoon sort of reflected the surrounding of the entire setup. I can roughly guess that she used a lightsource at the back (or maybe by the window) with two reflectors at the front.
I came up with my own version and shot the oatmeal I’ve been eating every morning.
Shooting it was actually easier than I thought. The difficult part? Styling the table, cooking the oatmeal, garnishing it with fruits and shooting it in less than 20 minutes so I can still eat it while it was still warm.
P/S: All pictures taken with Nikon D90, 50mm lens shot at ISO 200, f/3.5 and 1/50. Remote speedlight was set at 1/20.