Yesterday morning I noticed how incredibly balanced my breakfast is — at least in terms of colours. As my coffee was getting cold I only managed to get a quick shot of the scene, which still was good enough for being posted on Facebook. However, I wanted to make more out of this subject: This morning I started with some experiments in lighting and setting up the picture (using empty dishes only). Having found some setup I was more or less happy with, I started preparing the breakfast and eventually I ended up with this image. Its still not perfect, but perpetually rearranging the food without being able to eat some of it was out of the question, as I was getting hungry!

I think this is my second attempt at doing something like "product photography" (I consider this image as my first try), so post processing is a little more subtle here. First, this image is composed of two exposures with different apertures values for getting a better background blur. After combining the images, I locally enhanced contrasts in order to get the image (and especially the bread) look more crispy. Last but not least, I added some slight vignetting effects in the corners while increasing the exposure value in image's center. See the unedited image for getting an idea how the original looks like.

Image added on Sun, August 15th 2010, 2:14PM

EXIF Information

Camera Model:   Canon EOS 30D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40 F/4 L USM
Add. Equipment: Tripod
Focal Length: 17mm (x1.6 = 27mm)
Shutter Speed: 1/50s + 1/8s
Aperture: f/4 + f/10
ISO Speed: Iso100
Date & Time: Sun, August 15th 2010, 11:11AM

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Denise on Tue, 19th of October 2010, 8:58AM:
Du mchtest also wirklich Werbefotograf werden... ;-) (Was ist denn das da rechts oben in der Ecke? Neues Mbelstck?)


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