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Into the light with oatmeal

We know that natural light is the best light for photography, right? But it’s hard to get that at 9 p.m. I do get it during the day on the weekends though! So, I grabbed the camera for the simplest but one of my favorite foods — oatmeal.

Which is better?

Bright sunshine directly falling on the bowl in the dining room

It’s getting hot in here with steam swirls in the non-harsh kitchen sunlight

The action shot in the kitchen

As you can see on the last image, I put the bowl on top of the oatmeal container to get it up higher near the window in the kitchen. This also allowed for some depth of field play. In the dining room, I hand held the bowl against the window. In both places, I hand held the camera. Yes, even when pouring the milk. Yes, I did miss once. No, I didn’t cry.


One Response

  1. There’s no crying in cooking!! (don’t forget to use Tom Hanks’ voice when you say that…)

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