This is one of our latest work. There are many differences between photographing people and products. People can communicate their emotions and how they are feeling with their facial and body expressions. Products don't. So, we need to set them up in a way that we can communicate the emotions and mood we want them to represent. We love doing product photography. It is challenging.
We have a passion for photography and a passion for good and beautiful food. Put those two together and this is what we get. We love to make food photography. We enjoy working with different textures, shapes and colors of food. We are very detail oriented. That is key to do any kind of food photography. We are currently working on taking photos for SooGood. A smoothie and coffee place that recently opened its doors in Natick, next to Planet Fitness.
This morning I decided to work on some personal projects. A while ago a friend of mine gave me a sample of a cement counter top she didn't need. I thought that it could be fantastic to use it to place some subjects in my photography. I picked up some pears to photograph this morning and I immediately remembered that I had this block. It's colors and texture were a perfect complement for my pears. I set the pears on the cement. Using natural light, I turned the camera on and selected live view. I started placing reflectors, one at a time where I though some fill light was needed until I saw the result I wanted on my camera. When I was happy with the lighting, I took the photo. At the end, I used three white boards for fill light. One to reflect the pears on the back. The other two were used to reflect each of the pear slices.
My kids had been asking for a while to make some brownies. With today's school early dismissal and Valentine's day coming up tomorrow, I though that the afternoon was the perfect time to bake brownies together.
Plain yogurt with blueberries and bananas... really yummy!
Mandarine orange is one of my favorite fruits. Easy to peel and very refreshing. But, I believe that what I like the most is the mandarine juice. That is delicious! Since mandarines are in season, I thought it would be a good idea to use them for a photograph.
For this picture I used window light in the back, a reflector on the left and two mirrors. One to light the front of the fruit, and the other one to light the glass and the fruit bowl.
I really enjoy taking pictures for Liz Berman from The Sleepy Baker. We did some photo shoots for her website last year. Going back to work together was very nice. This time one of the pictures was for a First birthday cake that included a smash cake. Gorgeous cakes. To take the picture I used window light and some reflectors on the right and the front.
Chocolate wafers rolls is a snack/dessert that my family really enjoys, specially my older son. He can't get enough of them. What is not to like about them? They are crunchy and have chocolate inside. What else do you need for dessert? perhaps some ice cream to go with it? that would be the perfect combination. Now that I'm writing this, I am thinking on a lot of possible desserts that would taste great in company of these wafers.
I am fascinated by the bubbles that are formed when I pour oil into a bottle. Today, after I came back from grocery shopping I filled up the oil bottle and I photographed it. Here is the result.
We celebrated Thanksgiving at home with the kids today. Because it was going to be dinner for four, we decided to buy the smallest turkey possible. It was a 7.8 lb. turkey. We also decided to make it a little different from the traditional thanksgiving dinner. So we made "beer can turkey". We mixed half of the beer with oregano, paprika, salt and pepper and injected that juice into the meat. We cooked it in the oven at 275F, which is lower than usual. It took about 2 hours and 45 minutes to cook. The skin came out crispy and the meat was very moist and delicious! We carved the meat a little thick which allowed us to taste all the juices and flavors. We also added some crispy bacon to the gravy. We ate it with roasted potatoes, green beans and a delicious salad. And we finished the meal with a home made apple pie and vanilla ice cream. Oh my! What a wonderful dinner we had.
Once in a while we run into some of our traditional Colombian sweets. This lollipop is one of those things that we remember eating when we were little. It is made with coconut and dark brown sugar. It is very sticky and sweet buy yummy. It is one of those things that brings out special memories.
To take this photo, I had a fuschia background with LED christmas lights. I added a continuos light on the left with a diffusor. I also had a light illuminating the lollipop from the bottom and a reflector on the right.
Today I baked brownies. And I took the opportunity to take some pictures while in the process. For the first two pictures, before the brownies were baked, I used continuos light and a white reflector. For the baked brownies I used window light.
A good smoothie is very easy to make. It only takes fruit, in this case blackberries, milk and sugar. Put everything in a blender and you'll have delicious smooties in no time.
To take this picture, I placed the smootie on a table in fronto of a window. I added a white reflectores on each side to add some light in the front and some definition to the side edge of the glass..
This is a tradional yummy desert/sweet popular in South America. It's know as Dulce de Leche in some countries and Arequipe in places like Colombia. It can be eaten right from the spoon, spread on cookies or waffers or it can be an ingredient in some deserts.
I had never take pictures of peppers before. I rarely include them in our menu because I don't really liked them. But I can appreciate how beautiful, colorful and sexy they are. Lighting them can be challenging. They are very reflective. For this picture we only used one flash and a reflector directly in front of the light on the opposite side of the peppers.
I just enjoy finding textures that are interesting to photograph. I find garlic's husk texture very cool. I used window light and two reflectors to take this picture. The first couple of pictures I took came out a bit monocrhomatic. Then I added a kitchen towel to the background. I chose the garlic to be the main actor in the shot and the reflectors helped to brind a bit of light to it.
I felt like baking yesterday. When I was setting aside all the incgredients, I though it could be fun to take a picture of white chocolate chips. They have a beautiful shape and their color could be challenging.. So I lined some of them up. Adding a dark chocolate into the mix was important to break the monochromatic white color and to break the pattern.
Last Saturday we went to the farmers market in Natick. Vegetables and fruits looked so beautiful and their colors where bright. We couldn't resist not to take pictures of them. To our advantage, most of them where under white tents which gave us nice soft light.
When we were on vacation we barbecued chicken legs. They were amazing. Yesterday, we decided to make them again. This time we changed the recipe a little bit. We marinated them on teriyaki sauce for about an hour. Then we got the fired on and cook them on the grill and added a bit of salt and pepper. As they were almost done, we brushed some barbecue sauce and left them on the grill for a couple more minutes. They were really good.
A few weeks ago we posted a picture of our tomato plant. Today we picked a good amount of tomatoes from it. And they are delicious.
To light this picture we decided to use a fascinating technic called light painting. It's a technique where you move the light and illuminate the areas that you want to emphasize. The result is not always the same and you can find some amazing surprises. It requires patience and to retake the pictures several times until you refine the movement to get the result that you want.