My new kitchen has no windows and I’ve been trying out different tricks to brighten it up and add different kinds of light that I like the look of. Right now I seem to have a pretty good combination of lamps for the early morning when the overhead light would feel harsh and invasive. The lamps provide enough light for me to do my work, but feel soft and easy.
I still use the overhead light quite a bit though. I changed the lightbulbs in it to “daylight” at a medium wattage, which has helped a lot (it was a yellow-y, dungeon toned lightbulb when we moved in).
I also have plans to add a small, countertop grow light for a little herb garden. And that would add light AND plants! :)
But…none of these sources of light have been a good solution for photographing what comes out of my kitchen. So, I’ve been experimenting with where and how to photograph the things I bake. And…honestly…it’s been pretty fun to test things out.
My apartment, in general, DOES get great light. I took the shots for this blueberry bread in my office using natural light. And since the walls are painted blue in my office, I had to play around a little to get a nice, clean backdrop.
SO this is what I did! A jumbo piece of white paper taped to the wall! Ha!
Not sure that this will be my regular routine…but it’s fun testing things out.