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Food Photography & Lighting: A Commercial Photographer’s Guide to Creating Irresistible Images by Teri Campbell

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2. The Space

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Our prop room is like a library. Anyone can pull a book off the shelf and check it out, but when you return it, you don’t put it back on the shelf. You put it on the table—and the librarian (or in our case, the studio manager) puts it away.ISO 640, 1/125 sec, f/5, 50mm lens on Canon DSLR

My mom made curtains out of leather to block the light coming into the basement windows. I bought a set of Smith-Victor lights, the kind that use a regular 250-watt light bulb, and I stapled Clearprint 1000h drafting vellum to wood frames (to make diffusion screens). The ceiling wasn’t even 7 feet high, but that’s how it all started, in the basement. ...

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