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Food Flash Photography: Seamless White Background

I feel bad that I have been posting so much about our trip to Vermont. I thought I would slip this post in to break things up a bit. Have no fear, only a couple more posts to go on Vermont. That is what I am telling myself.

This is a picture of a head of purplish cauliflower that I picked up at our farmers’ market. The shiny surface is made possible thanks to a huge piece of tile board that we hauled back from Home Depot last weekend. This sucker was 4′ x 8′. Luckily we used ZipCar and got a truck. It was still a beast to carry. Anyhow, there is a great tutorial on how to do this style of photography, seamless white background, here. That is where I got the idea to pick up a piece of “Budget White Tile Board” as they call it at Home Depot. It was actually a pain to find. In our store it was located in the Molding Aisle, Aisle 23. The tutorial focuses on photographing people, but it can be easily adapted. I am still working on getting this technique down. I will post again with a number of different shots and light positions. Stay tuned!

Here is the setup I used. Basic principal is: have the background brighter than the foreground to blow out the highlights and have it appear all white.

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8 thoughts on “Food Flash Photography: Seamless White Background

  1. I was wondering if you ever thought of changing the layout of your website?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content
    so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or
    two pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

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  3. That seems like a great way to do it, but in my opinion the shadow/reflection looks a bit too intense.

    If I were shooting it, I might try a somewhat less reflective material for the base, but I’m an amateur and haven’t even tried a shoot like this.

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