{A note to myself} – Photography #1

When I can (i.e. if time allows), I´ll post a small note, photography and/or food styling related. I´m no pro photographer, but this is how I learned from my experience and all.

Let´s start with the photos from my latest post – rhubarb and strawberry cobbler.

These shots was taken with natural light from my large balcony door and a reflector (using reflective wrapping paper). The light was diffused by the blind.

Simple natural set up

Props: second-hand rules! All of them, except for the background stuff, were from various second-hand shops in Daylesford. The brown background is the wrong side of my odd placemat, and I´ve used a blue chiffon scarf here for some soft blue texture.

I really like the rose-pattern vintage tin that I discovered in my MIL´s storage room. I´ve used it as a vase in the past, and it looks absolutely gorgeous.

The blue vase, tiny, pretty. And more, free of charge!


That’s it for me now :). Have a great weekend, everyone!

16 Responses to {A note to myself} – Photography #1

  1. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    I love the light! A delighful dessert.

  2. Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul says:

    Great tips Anh! Note to self: must visit Daylesford for props!

  3. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) says:

    I love learning more about how you achieve the wonderful photos that make your food look so inviting! More posts like this one, please!

  4. Barbara says:

    Fun, Anh! Your photo at the top is lovely and unusual. Very creative.

  5. Little Corner of Mine says:

    Wow, the effort you put into taking your pictures! I know nothing about lighting and reflector, but I do know props helped.

  6. penny aka jeroxie says:

    That is so pretty! I love natural light. YOu have a nice little set up. I have visiting op shops recently and slowly collecting fabrics and textures.

  7. Hannah says:

    You really do use your props masterfully- I love the scenes you set up! They're always so dreamy… Especially with that soft focus. :)

  8. JT @ areyouhungary says:

    Anh – so great to have a bit of a behind the scenes look, your photos do turn out wonderfully!

  9. Ana Powell says:

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

  10. shaz says:

    This is great, I have spent so long trying to work out lighting, I've not spent enough time thinking about styling. Very informative to read about your inspiration.

  11. Johanna GGG says:

    lovely insight into your photography – it all seems very tricky and complicated for me – but i love the result

  12. Zara says:

    Thank you Anh, for sharing some tips! I'm always interested in how others arrange their food stylings! Never tried this with the additional lightning, it really makes a difference!

  13. Christine@Christine's Recipes says:

    Lovely and beautiful shots giving a special feel. I like natural light too, that really makes a big difference.

  14. Food For Tots says:

    I wish I can have a large balcony door like you. Natural light is always the best. Thanks for the tips! Great post!

  15. Angie Lives to Eat (and Cook)! says:

    Thanks for sharing. I'm not one to bother with props as I sometimes like it as it is just. The neo lighting in our kitchen (and house) is shocking too so it's always a bonus when I cook during daylight and have natural light flooding in through the window.

  16. Phuoc'n Delicious says:

    I love the behind the scenes as your photos are always great. I would like to get into simple food styling one day so keep these posts coming :)

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