Here’s a quick “behind-the-scenes” photo of a pasta shoot I did this afternoon. My main light was diffused window-light, with some fill light from a Nikon SB-800 speed-light to the left, softened with a shoot-thru umbrella. I also used a large silver reflector to bounce some of the light in to fill the background. I used a PocketWizards to fire the speedlight, but removed the one from my 7D to capture the BTS image.

Here’s a quick “behind-the-scenes” photo of a pasta shoot I did this afternoon. My main light was diffused window-light, with some fill light from a Nikon SB-800 speed-light to the left, softened with a shoot-thru umbrella. I also used a large silver reflector to bounce some of the light in to fill the background. I used a PocketWizards to fire the speedlight, but removed the one from my 7D to capture the BTS image.

Nicole S. Young is a photographer, published author, and educator specializing in Lightroom, Photoshop, and photography. She is best known for her books on food photography but is widely versed in various photographic genres, including landscape, nature, stock, travel, and lifestyle.

9 Comments

  1. gservo December 2, 2009 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    wow, this is a lesson all in one pic

  2. Karen Johnson December 2, 2009 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    I would love to see more behind-the-scenes. This one was great!

  3. AlexD December 2, 2009 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Thanks for this lightning fast tutorial !

  4. Kevin Pepin December 2, 2009 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Intended or not, it’s a great lesson. I would love to see more behind the scenes stuff. A photo of the setup, brief description, that’s all that’s needed! Brilliant!

  5. Thomas Emmerich December 2, 2009 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    The resulting inset photo sure makes me hungry. I think you accomplished your mission.

  6. Vincent December 2, 2009 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    Stunning!
    Yum Yum!

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