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.

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About robyn

I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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3 Responses to testing

  1. Great job, Robyn! I have used this very same method in the past for crafting photos. I also keep a couple of white poster boards on hand to use as a base and/or backdrop.

  2. Miss Vicki says:

    Be prepared for you and the boys to pick your own blueberries when you get here. We do it on a daily basis. You have a new oven? That was quick!

  3. MamaV says:

    we grow herbs all over our apartment. i have parsley and onions in the computer room. ;)

    your new apartment definitely seems brighter. i hope you’re loving it!

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