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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A Trick I Learned

Photographing food is not an easy task!
Especially in my dark kitchen, at night.

Since I do all of my baking during school hours
{for mental and hygienic purposes},
I can squeeze some photography in
if I'm on task and have the time and daylight.
My dining table is the best place to do this since
there's a wall of windows and our
dining table is white.

Today, something popped in my head about a pin
I had seen about reflective light and I remembered
tin foil.

I tried it and I like it. A lot!

Here are two photos that are untouched.
The first one is without the foil reflector and 
the second one is with .

Here's my top notch, high tech reflector:

Frugality at its best, don't you think?
I think I may be using this method for other things too.

Just and idea I thought I would share!


  1. I've used that trick...it's really great. Who knew? It's amazing how much the light changes...and that cake looks like I could reach in to the computer and help myself to it's deliciousness. :)

    1. I suppose new tricks can be taught to us refined ladies! :) I'll save you a piece of cake.

  2. Great idea!! Your photo looks wonderful! Taking pictures of food is not an easy task, but i love it!!


    1. It's amazing what some good lighting can do, isn't it Kathy? I think the next time I ever want to attempt a selfie (I am NOT good at these), I'm going to do so at the make-up counter at Dillards! Their lighting is always so flattering. I know it's a trick but hey, we can take advantage! Haha!

  3. Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for sharing this tip Amber! I am sooo doing this! xox

    1. You are very welcome, Maryjane! I'm glad I remembered to do it! Gotta love Pinterest and everyone that shares great ideas.

  4. Amber, That reflector worked very well. Such a sweet dessert too. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

    1. Thanks for visiting, Susie! I made this cute little cake for a neighbor. She loved it. :)


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