Strudel Bites [265/366]

It's funny how a shoot can develop.

I wanted these little studels to be bright and airy and full of morning-time goodness. I wanted you to feel like you just got up and someone special made your breakfast.

The shot ended up utilizing five lights, a mirror and an envelope.  A far cry from my original two light and maybe a bounce scenario. 

I'll explain. 

The strudels contain highly reflective properties. They contain a jelly, which reflects everything under the sun (including me), and the sugar coating likes direct lighting.  Not to mention the gorgeous textures which, as always, need harsh light.

The two lights became three, then four and finally five. Two trims, one main, one fill, and one background. 

Oy. (If you are curious and just can't live without knowing how I did it, just email me. I will do a follow up posting.)

But, in the end, I am very happy with the result. 

Posted at the bottom is a behind the scenes shot. 

 Canon 5d Mark II with Canon 24-70 f2.8L - f16 @125th 50iso

Canon 5d Mark II with Canon 24-70 f2.8L - f16 @125th 50iso

 Camera left - barndoor'd strobe  Camera right, back - grid'd strobe  Camera right - beauty dish partial fill  Background - diffused strobe for background highlight  Not pictured, umbrella above set - general light fill  Camera left - envelope to fill in shadows  Camera right - small mirror to create highlights in jelly front and right

Camera left - barndoor'd strobe

Camera right, back - grid'd strobe

Camera right - beauty dish partial fill

Background - diffused strobe for background highlight

Not pictured, umbrella above set - general light fill

Camera left - envelope to fill in shadows

Camera right - small mirror to create highlights in jelly front and right