Natural light product photography

Window light to bring out the gleam in pottery

The window light works for gentle, directional light but the polysterene reflector does two important things.  

1. It reduces the shadow caused by the window light.
2. A reflection of the polystyrene square in the glaze of the pottery lends a gentle luminosity to the pottery.

We are starting to have more sunlight now.   Make the most.

 

Hooray, Hooray the sun is back! - Healthy food shoot

It's a struggle over the winter to get the kind of natural light you need to take beautiful product shots.  But it's coming back and will only get better.  So, pack in your pack shots on the next sunny day. Good light makes all the difference in the world.

Shooting from above and moving the reflector around until the shadows within the image were minimised.

Shooting from above and moving the reflector around until the shadows within the image were minimised.

Shirah Mustardé is a Nutritional Therapist and Live Blood Analyst and what she makes is unspeakably delicious.

Natural light goes with photographing food, it really does.  As the sun moved round the garden I moved the food into different areas of bright shadow. I used the reflector to minimise the shadows within the image, keeping it all light and bright.

The colours of the food, when the shadows are taken away, do their own work.

And my goodness the food tasted wonderful.

 

Shirah's website about her Live Blood Analysis and Nutritional Therapy will be going live next month.