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BrianaK June 25, 2014
Nice textures.
 
ArtQ June 27, 2014
Congrats on your Runner-up Award.
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tonychirino June 27, 2014
Congratulation
 
Capture-Life June 27, 2014
Yuuummmmm !!! for me !? shucks.. you shouldn't have !! :):)
 
Rl1956 June 27, 2014
fantastic, congrats on runner up
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AlanJakarta June 27, 2014
Congratulations.
 
inbalrubin January 08, 2015
Great work!
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AlanJakarta February 03, 2015
Congratulations on being the People's Choice Winner.
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adavies August 17, 2016
Great image! Nice job! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Wake Up! challenge:)
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susannebrezina October 24, 2016
Awesome photo! I have a challenge running for delicious desserts. You might want to join?
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adavies September 22, 2017
Yummmmmm! Nicely captured! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Just Desserts challenge:)
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Dessert



Italian dessert, homemade vanilla ice cream crusted with baked coconut and caramel coating.
Italian dessert, homemade vanilla ice cream crusted with baked coconut and caramel coating.
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Behind The Lens

Location
I was lucky enough to shoot this dessert for a local Italian Restaurant in Santa Barbara.
Time
I believe it was midday, however, I blacked out the windows as much as I could to have more control of my light sources.
Lighting
I lit this with a medium sized softbox coming from the back. It's always a good idea to have a light source from the back for food, not from the front. If you front light your food, you will lose texture immediately and it will appear flat.
Equipment
I shot this particular image with a Nikon D600 and Nikon 85mm 1.4 on a tripod. I used a medium softbox to light the back and a smaller softbox to light the side to get evenness on the plate.
Inspiration
A lot of my food images have a very editorial style and look to them and I really wanted to try to shoot a full dessert entree. This was challenging because the core of the dessert is homemade vanilla ice cream, very soft and melts fast!
Editing
I did very minimal retouching to this image and I did a curve adjustment to make the colors of the dessert pop.
In my camera bag
Normally for food, I always have my D800 on me, a Nikon 105mm, and an 85mm 1.4 to use just in case I need more room in the shots. I highly recommend the 105mm 2.8 because it is a very versatile lens. You can use it for food, nature, and portraits.
Feedback
Make sure you know what the plate looks like beforehand so you have a good idea on how to place it and also any props you may need to complete the shot. Also, getting your lighting down before the food comes out is always a good idea, especially when working with foods that can change drastically in seconds like this one.

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