Today was a baking day … so I made cookies and thought I would share them with you… they taste amazing – you can choose between a caramel biscuits with only 4 simple ingredients or coconut and lime cookies… but what gets me if why do my biscuits never look like what they are suppose to look like – I think I am less measured … but anyway they taste great!
- I used a tripod
- 50mm fixed lens
- Speedlite on camera
- Manual settings, which in the top photo I increased the shutter speed to experiment
- I had window light coming in from the right.
The above photo shows a deeper depth of field … I was further away… I was shooting slightly from above … and you can see that I have not filled my cup with coffee – total failure – you can tell … I also have reflections on window light on the worktop, something reflecting in the mug and by showing the writing you are curious about what it says – it draws your interest rather than the cookies! I did you the flash – but had dialed it down a couple of stops to see if I could keep the background darkish…
Below – I changed angle – you can’t see the cup is empty … I changed mugs too as I thought the complimentary colours from this angle worked better with my kitchen tiles. I have turned the mug so the writing can’t be seen and angled the flash and had it on normal strength so that you had more contrast and a much lighter background. I also moved the tripod closer so you can see my variation in the depth of field.
Conclusion for today, small changes can make big differences – experimenting with your camera is essential to understand these changes, and eating all the cookies is not good for my waist line – but they do taste great!