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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.


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CommentNo. 1

smashpOp10 August 201010:32 AM

damn nice 😀

Author’s CommentNo. 2

Den­nis Lee10 August 201010:58 AM

Hehe thanks :)

CommentNo. 3

Ted10 August 201011:34 AM

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

Author’s CommentNo. 4

Den­nis Lee10 August 20103:07 PM

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

CommentNo. 5

Ted10 August 20107:40 PM

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

Author’s CommentNo. 6

Den­nis Lee11 August 201012:02 AM

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…

CommentNo. 7

Photog Mao11 August 201010:54 AM

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

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

Author’s CommentNo. 8

Den­nis Lee11 August 201012:48 PM

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?

CommentNo. 9

Ed19 August 20105:10 AM

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. :)

Author’s CommentNo. 10

Den­nis Lee19 August 20105:57 PM

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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