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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 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.

Published in Photography


  1. damn nice 😀

  2. Ted Ted

    now i know the secret to ure youth and figure. hahaha.

  3. Really?! How you know about the botox and liposuction?!

  4. Ted Ted

    not only that, i know bout the magical japanese cookies 😀 kawaii~!

  5. What?! No! I didn’t meant to enlarge my boobs! I thought it might work on chest also mar…

    And I didn’t buy them lor… Kah Wai insisted to give them to me only I accept one…

  6. darn.. make me tempted to have a nice breakfast !!

    btw, what’s with the jap cookies ? hehe… curious curious :p

  7. Wah my pictures can make you want to have breakfast! Goodnya… I should start shooting vege and sell to the mothers…

    It’s a magical cookies by the Japanese. You eat it everyday and your boobs will become bigger. You want?

  8. Ed Ed

    The last picture is nice..!!
    But the first one got a bit reflection at the bowl though..
    Anyway, great job. 🙂
    Looking forward to see more. 🙂

  9. Thanks! I shouldn’t have put the spoon there in the first place. Next time will be more careful about the little details 🙂

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