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Practice - Key Lime Tart

Lesson 11 from: Food Photography: Capturing Food in Your Kitchen

Philip Ebiner, Will Carnahan

Practice - Key Lime Tart

Lesson 11 from: Food Photography: Capturing Food in Your Kitchen

Philip Ebiner, Will Carnahan

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11. Practice - Key Lime Tart

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Practice - Key Lime Tart

So we got a key lime tart here. Uh You can see it's just a plate and it's got key lime and Phil cut this fabulous lime right here that we're gonna put, we took off our cutting board and using this nice wood table. I think the key here is to take a look at this and maybe try and match color come up with a different background um with stuff that we've got here. I know we've got some brown kind of burlap place mats and we have that green napkin that we had before. So let's start with that and see what that looks like. And instead of doing the whole thing, we might just try and kind of little bit of an angle just to still see some of that wood in there. And then uh we'll go green right? Do the same thing. So now we got some, we got some colors going on. We got the brown here, brown hair green. Um and then we'll go get our coffee from before put it in a new glass, see if that stays there. That's just again, the accent. Grab some brown brown. Um We got some limes here. I know. Match those. W...

e got cut line here. Some lime slices add to this. Again, this is very simple stuff but still looks great. Adding that green color, trying to stick around this color theme on this one. And then again with the green napkin. See if we can fit that guy in there. I like having forks and utensils. Metal is a little hard because you know, you're worried about reflection and stuff. Uh very green. Um This is a little yellow. I wonder what else we can add color wise. It would be good to get some color. Got ourselves a lemon, little bit of an accent here. Work that in there somehow. All right. So let's go ahead. Let's just try and shoot it uh with a blank frame uh with just our white diffuse light and we'll see how it goes. So we'll do our 45 degree shot here first and I'm just focusing on our main dish. Cool. Our main dish looks pretty good. Let's just change a couple of things here bent that looks pretty good. Check it out. I am a little unhappy that we're so close to the edge of the table there. So I would say I would move everything forward very carefully just a little bit so we can get that edge of the table away, maybe raise our angle up just a little bit. There we go. Perfect. I'd be pretty happy to share this shot on uh you know, an Instagram page or anything like that. And again, this is just plain white diffused light coming in with our basic settings that we talked about before. Let's just see what it looks like. Let's add our black negative fill and see how that looks. All right. So I didn't come as low as I normally do. Maybe we should. So it's a little bit more at an angle. Again, I'm coming a little bit lower just to fill out those shadows and the ambience similar angle here. Cool. So again, you can see that the main difference is and I move the fork a little bit, but the main difference is just adding those contrasty shadows, makes it look a little bit more contrasty kind of fills in the black which makes the front part pop out a little bit more in that photo. I would actually see if I can get this a little bit closer because this is gonna look really nice in those detail shots. So you can see I'm really cutting the light off here. I have to get in here, get in here real tight, cool. So yeah, see my angle changed a little bit, you can see here, but I really like the contrast in the dark and just so you guys can see we'll put in the white bounce and you can see a major difference and that's definitely a bright dessert major difference in contrast and it's a lot brighter. Again, this is pertaining to what style you wanna shoot and what photos you wanna represent or how you wanna represent your style of shooting. But again, bright positive versus negative contrast you feel.

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