This is the first picture I took, without bothering with a background sweep or anything. I was super eager to see the results. Remember, this was taken in the night, at around 8:00pm. Taken with one light – SOOC.
Another macro shot, taken with one light – SOOC.
The first food shot, taken with one overhead lamp – SOOC except for watermark and straightening. I didn’t have the other two lights set up when I took this so I had to depend on editing to make it look better.
Enter three lamps – first food picture with all three lamps as shown in the light box picture above. No editing done – SOOC.
One of my favourite light box pictures to date (I haven’t taken that many yet, I always turn to natural light if I can help it). This is a very lightly edited picture taken in the light box, again, in the night.
I have taken a few more and recipes are coming up soon for this dishes. Going forward, I will clearly mark the picture setting when posting pictures because I expect a good mix of both kinds of pictures in future posts.
Other sites you can refer for building your own light box:
Digital Photography School
What a delightful idea! one of these days I will try this.. of course after artfully dodging my toddler's SHARP eyes and inquisitiveness!
Nice informative post. I do get enough sunshine here – that's actually what we get all the time!
I think the little editing adds a whole lot of oomph to the pictures – love how the colors just turn up a notch.
Gayathri's Cook Spot
Thank you so much Nags for such a wonderful tutorial.
love this… As Sig said, I live in Seattle and have no light most of the time these days that I find it hard to post in my blog… I should try these out!
Very Informative post , loved the details. I've been using only daylight and trust it, but would love to click @ night. Now this is a TO DO for me 🙂
Good job but I think you get more natural light :), for me this is a necessary!, I saw this kind of box some time back in Food for 7 stages of life, I had planned to do this then but still I haven't done it, I do not have a camera, I take my photos from my mobile and usually I take them during night (as I cook only during night during the week!), Hope to buy a camera this year, I checked your Nikon it's (£750 in Amazon), Mmm.., that's going to be too expensive for me :(, may be some day, I was just showing my son your box and asked him to build me one!, thought that I can make him stop playing games and sitting on comp watching cricket!, he is already interested, I always click on my kitchen table top a very very small space that's the only place I have tubelight which seems to work well than anywhere else, sorry for this long comment, reading your post I just thought of talking to you, O' I loved the last shot and of course the leaves one and the mixture cup one!, all the three are really good…
Wow.. awesome job 🙂
I made one almost a year back and just used it twice if I remember.. The story of the light box had a sad ending when my little niece sat over the box which was neatly covered with a cloth 🙁 I am still lazy to make one more. But your post is motivating me to get it done again 🙂
I got some direction as to what to do to take pics at night! Was too lazy to google! Thanks for the post
Nice post Nags! I was thinking of doing something about the light. I usually cook in the evenings and I don't take pictures after sunset. I will try building the light box. I think it might be useful at least in the winters.
Wonderful,I too love the last picture very much!It will be useful for night time clicking!