fried bacon shot at night with speedlight on camera
Adding a few step-by-step pictures of our cooking preparations really help readers visualize the process of the recipe. But at night, it’s almost impossible to get a decent picture of food cooking on the stove top because there just isn’t enough light.
Shooting with speedlights attached to our camera help solve our lighting dilemna and it allows us to get stovetop photographs that are still visually appetizing. Shooting with one speedlight attached to the camera is really simple and only requires one extra piece of lighting equipment.
Our previous post discussing photographing food with speedlights touched upon some basic speedlight tips. We’ll be sharing more later on.
In the meantime, we thought it would be fun to give you a sneak peak into our kitchen at night while we’re cooking. This video is kind of like a modern day Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood scene (which was NOT intentional).
This video lets you see how we shoot with the speedlight at night to achieve our recipe process shots. It’s not meant to be a tutorial, per say. But rather, it’s a way to show you how we get those night shots and how we all try to share what we do on the blog and still have a normal meal at night.
- For more in-depth information, read our On-Camera speedlight basics.
- Food Photography in natural light- How we shot our edamame soup recipe
- Photography Tutorials
- 1. Exposure
- 2. Shutter-Speed – “Controlling Motion”
- 3. Aperture – “Controlling Depth of Field”
- 4. ISO
- 5. White Balance
Video – Sneak peak into our kitchen at night – food photography with speedlight
Next Videos: Speedlight photography using attached diffusers and Off-Camera Speedlight photography !