2016-08-30b behind the scene by mona65

2016-08-30b behind the scene

Setup for today’s food shot. “dinner for one” http://365project.org/mona65/365/2016-08-30 .I was asked how I achieve this really black, black backdrop in my food pics. There is no magic behind it.

I use a black fleece blanket as liner (bought in Newfoundland for about 10 Can$ !!! That it is from Canada is not necessary, but for me always a good memory *smile*) and a piece of felt material as backdrop. And yes this is our eating table. If I want a reflection I place on top of the blanket a glass panel I took from a picture frame. If I shoot at daytime, I use only natural light from the big windows. The rest you can find in the exif data on today’s picture.
Brilliant!! I always love your low-key food shots...well, I love all your photos actually!! Thanks for sharing how you do it, Ill have to give it a go :)
August 30th, 2016  
It's thanks to you and other folk who share their 'secrets' that inspire the rest of us to give it a go. Thanks very much.
August 30th, 2016  
Very cool to show the behind-the-scenes...much appreciated! And those black fleece blankets are fantastic--we used one for my shots of my infant niece and those photos turned out to be the best of the bunch.
August 30th, 2016  
Great setup.
August 30th, 2016  
Thank you for sharing your secret - and I will have to give it a go!
A FAV so that I will be able to find this once more when needed!
A FAV anyway for learning something new!
August 30th, 2016  
Thank you for sharing. I will be trying this for sure!
August 30th, 2016  
That is really good to see here - it worked well for the preparation and knowledge you have put into it!
August 30th, 2016  
@blueace, you might find this interesting :)
August 30th, 2016  
Mona! Thank you so much! I am going to stop at the fabric store this weekend and see what I can find. I already have a smaller plate of glass, but it is a start. It is so interesting to see how spread out all of the elements area. I have so admired your photos, and excited to think I might be able to even try to do something that even closely resembles them. If all else fails, I can go to Newfoundland - one of my favourite places!
August 30th, 2016  
I'm so glad you have shared this, your food shots are incredible, so it's great to see how they are done.
August 30th, 2016  
Mona, thanks so much for sharing your set up. I do ask sometimes how people have done things and most of the time they are willing to share. It's one of the really great things about 365 that I love.
August 30th, 2016  
I"ll add my thanks too. I thought your shots were way more post processed than this setup. Very interesting and always so effective as you compose and shoot these.
August 31st, 2016  
Thank you very much for sharing the 'how to'. Truly very much appreciated.
August 31st, 2016  
So cool! I could toggle back and forth between the two all day.
August 31st, 2016  
Thank you for this, Mona.
September 2nd, 2016  
@sheilaj Ikea has black fleece blankets usually that work wonderful!

Mona - thanks so much for posting this - I had to smile looking at the "behind the scenes" shot - so cool, I keep looking at all of the details. Love that chair on the table! :)
September 3rd, 2016  
This is so helpful. Thanks so much
February 13th, 2017  
@Cherrill I agree.... when people share their talents with others and don't mind giving away secrets... we can all benefit.
April 14th, 2017  
May 4th, 2017  
wow pretty darn cool i love how a setup looks absolutely nothing like how stunning the photo comes out, thanks for the inside info!
May 16th, 2017  
Thanks for sharing this set up. Very helpful. Fav.
June 15th, 2017  
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