Monday, January 9, 2012
but in any case, yesterday I posted a bunch of photographs where foods were begin directly lit with a makeshift light (my husbands work clamp lamp thingy -- tat's the technical term!). Today I learned that is called 'specular' light and that if you filter your light with something, it's called 'diffuse' light. Apparently, the 120 degree direct angle from yesterday is supposed to emulate late afternoon sunshine. Diffuse lighting (the filtered one) is closer to an overcast day. Cool.
I don't have a big piece of anything official to filter the light with, but we got something in the mail last week that was wrapped in bubble wrap, which is TOTALLY translucent, so I used that.
|This would be a nice picture if that tomato wedge didn't look like an ear.|
Honestly, this still looks late-afternoon-ey too me, so I'm not sure if the bubble wrap is not diffuse enough, or if I should have the light further away. Not sure.
|A little more diffuse|
I should mention that black beans do not make super pretty food pics, and that I sprayed them with cooking spray so they'd look more shiny and pretty. They look oddly like coffee beans to me. *shrug*