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Practice - Cereal

Lesson 9 from: Food Photography: Capturing Food in Your Kitchen

Philip Ebiner, Will Carnahan

Practice - Cereal

Lesson 9 from: Food Photography: Capturing Food in Your Kitchen

Philip Ebiner, Will Carnahan

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Lesson Info

9. Practice - Cereal

Lesson Info

Practice - Cereal

All right. So we're gonna do one of the most classic breakfasts, right? Cereal. So I've got like, you know, that typical place Matt gonna go back to our table, set this down, gonna go get my bowl of cereal. So here we go. We use a bigger thicker bowl. Um, and we didn't actually put any milk in it yet. We actually have the milk in the glass kind of set the stage a little bit. Um We put a lot of cereal in there. We also bulked up the fruits just in the top. I think the milk, it's good. The milk is not in there because they float around. All right. So let's add, um, I don't know if you can tell, but I'm really digging the napkins and it's good to go get some nice stylized napkins for what you're doing. Spoon ball still in color. OK. Breakfast banana again, I'm gonna put that closer to the background. Uh, just to add some color in the background and bring it to light. I might actually move them closer together. Pull this forward a little bit. Can see the inside of that strawberry kind of l...

ooking at how the light shines against the strawberry and there's gonna be some blacker contrast right here. All right, here we go. I'm gonna take a shot without our bounced stuff to see what it looks like, see where we're at. Ok. So our 45 degree I'm gonna pull this stuff a little bit closer so that we're away from the edge of the table. I don't have to worry about the background as much. Cool. All right. That looks pretty good. Um Actually it's looks really good. You can still kind of see some of the contrast is not as contrast as I think I'd like. Again. I'm kind of like the stylistic with the contrast and the darker on one side. Um Maybe a bright breakfast with the white bounce might be better. Maybe one thing we might try too is just adding some Cheerios Frank here. Oh, too much. I need to be careful with that so we can clean it up, stylize some around. Try not to make it look messy but still appetizing. Let's try it again. There you go. That looks a little bit more fun. Got some Cheerios on the side. Um So let's try and add in our black negative fill and go through the lighting. OK. I've got our negative fill kind of closer in there and bam. So the cool thing about this shot having that negative fill, you can really see that it brings in some shape on the spoon, which is really cool. The reflection is actually just the black part. And if you had a bigger blacker foam core that will make that shape of the spoon look better. Also, it makes a, the spots on the strawberries and this side a little bit brighter which I think make it pop more. Um Let's try it and see what it looks like with the white bounce because that might be early morning bright breakfast. So I'm kind of positioning the spoon so that the white is the reflective part as opposed to the black. And that's kind of a trick and reflective things. Car commercials do that quite a bit actually using big white bounce surfaces and black bounce surfaces to shape metallic objects. Let's take a picture here. Oh yeah. So this is significantly brighter and you can tell between the three photos between the regular bounce with just the soft and the ambient and then the negative fill versus the bright spot. The bright looks actually pretty good and looks a little more breakfasty. And I think it actually might like that a little bit more better. I also think using the negative or the positive uh white bounce looks better on the metallic spoon because it's so shapely. Um that helps a lot, make it bounce a little bit more. So let's do our other shots and see what else we can do.

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