I thought I would share my Take Twelve photos and layout from September. Sept 12 happened to fall on my weekly grocery shopping day so I thought it would be cool to photograph what it takes to feed our family of seven in a week. Here are my photos:
Holy cow…that’s a TON of food!!! Anyway…I wanted to share a few photography tips here. My kitchen/dining area has some tricky lighting issues: it’s a combination of natural light, incandescent light, and florescent light. Plus with all the cabinets and shelves it’s got a lot of nooks and crannies with bad shadows. And some angles are back lit so…taking good shots of all these groceries was a challenge. Here’s what helped me out:
- I shot these on manual mode, setting the exposure for my subjects (which meant in some back lit shots the background is a bit overexposed).
- I set my camera’s exposure compensation to +3. That filled in the shadows in the nooks and crannies nicely.
- I set my white balance for auto because with the mix of lighting (natural, incandescent, florescent) my really smart camera was able to come up with the best solution.
- I had my ISO set to 1600 to capture as much light as possible indoors.
Now, here’s my layout for September: