It looks like the next few weeks, if not months will involve a lot of staying at home. A good time to make some delicious cheesy garlic bread and try a bit of food photography.
One bit I always struggle when photographing food is controlling the highlights to make things look nice and moist but not greasy.
I somehow always end up with greasy. I assumed that this was because my light source was not big enough. I this case the light source (flash inside of a diffuser) was about as big as the entire scene and at camera level, yet it still looks really greasy to me.
I’d really appreciate suggestions on how to control this.
The only two tricks I see left is creating a lightsource covering almost a hemisphere around the subject using a umbrella (but that would then take away any directionality that is left) or to slap a polarizor on the lens to cut the reflections.
Oh, important constraint, the food needs to remain edible, no spraying matte lacquer over it.
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