My student Rhonda left me an excellent meal after the food photography session Friday, and she even included a wonderful dessert, so I thought I would picture this dessert for you, before eating it just now:
Yeah, call me unconventional: I am having it with a strong Belgian beer. What of it?
I shot at 100 ISO, 1/200th sec, f/8 or less.
Here, one more, now with a little reflection off the fork, by keeping the back flash lower. I made sure I kept the stem of the beer glass vertical:
Here’s how I shot that. One flash on the camera bounced off the ceiling, and one behind, fitted with a snoot, aimed at me, using wireless TTL, with the A:B ratio set to 4:1:
But what do I go through when shooting this? This, for instance: having to fend off unwanted attention from two beautiful Bengal felines.
And worse, this:
It’s all about the detail. Yum:
And talking of detail, here’s how you mount a remote flash. Working up from the bottom, I used:
- A light stand.
- A ball head.
- The flash foot (your flash comes with one!), screwed onto the ball head.
- The speedlight, set to remote TTL mode.
- A Honlphoto speed strap.
- Attached to that, the Honlphoto 12″ snoot.
That all looks like this:
…and away you go.