Homemade Spotlight

Homemade Spotlight

One of the most difficult things for people who like to decorate and present a recipe is the time to cut to serve, isn’t it? I think this is one of the reasons why we love taking pictures of food so much, to feel less sorry when it comes to destroying everything. And since we can’t share the taste of that sweetie with everyone, we can show everyone how beautiful it looks!
My motto is that we must do as much in the photo as we do in the preparation, so as not to devalue any detail. And take a picture of everything! Even that unpretentious brigadeiro, who was supposed to be just a company on a needy day.
Like the kitchen, photography also has a few tricks that can help make our homemade photo look like Pinterest.
The main item that we should invest in a photo most is lighting. I dare say that good lighting is even more important than a good camera.
We don’t need several spots of light to illuminate a photo when we have the best light source in the universe for free every day in our yard: the sun. The problem with the sun is that it is only one, and having only one light source makes only one side of your cookie more illuminated and cause a lot of shade on the other side. That is, the light parts of the photo are too bright and the dark parts are too dark. This very high contrast in the lighting can make your candy lose that beautiful texture in the photo, or hide the details in the light or in the dark.
The trick to solving this problem is much simpler than it may seem. We can use sunlight on both sides of our object just by reflecting it. And to do that a simple piece of white Styrofoam is enough (or else those protectors to put in the car on sunny days, you know? Those silver ones. They also work). Like this:
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Just see the height of the sun and make an angle of about 60 degrees between it and the objects in your photo.
The difference it makes is very visible:
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Thus, the shadows become softer and the camera will better record all the details of your work :).
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