Have I ever mentioned that my husband is the best, and that I am a very lucky lady?!? A while back, I found a post on a photography blog about how to create better lighting (on a budget) at home for food photography. This is it HERE.
I'm constantly complaining about the TERRIBLE lighting in my apartment. Obviously, a photographer I am not...I insist on taking all of my photo's with my phone (I'm a "phone-tographer"). I do have a point and shoot camera that would take much better quality pics, but using my phone is just way too easy. Someday, I will invest in the real thing...but for now I'm making the best of it and working with what I've got. So I figure that if I could at least improve my lighting situation, then it has to be at least a little better. Right? I showed the post to Stephen and he was all like "I can do that". Well, I had long forgotten about it....but sure enough on my birthday, I opened up my very own halogen work lamp, and another box filled with cut out piece of PVC pipes. He is so sweet, I was impressed that he remembered....it was literally months ago! So here it is all set up, I can't wait to really start using it! It might take me a little while to get the hang of it.
This morning, I tested it out on a frittata....I think I need to figure out the right distance/ height that the light needs to be. I also want to experiment with using another white panel...but this is a great start and still significantly better!!!
Not too shabby, huh? YaY, psyched for better lighting...thanks to my sweet husband! :)