Pasta Shoot: Behind-the-Scenes

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Pasta Shoot: Behind-the-Scenes

By |2018-07-13T10:22:45+00:00December 2nd, 2009|Categories: Photography|Tags: , , |9 Comments

Here’s a quick “behind-the-scenes” photo of a pasta shoot I did this afternoon. My main light was diffused window-light, with some fill light from a Nikon SB-800 speed-light to the left, softened with a shoot-thru umbrella. I also used a large silver reflector to bounce some of the light in to fill the background. I used a PocketWizards to fire the speedlight, but removed the one from my 7D to capture the BTS image.

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Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,


  1. gservo December 2, 2009 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    wow, this is a lesson all in one pic

  2. Karen Johnson December 2, 2009 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    I would love to see more behind-the-scenes. This one was great!

  3. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Rich Legg and Nicole Young, Light Stalking. Light Stalking said: New post at "Pasta Shoot: Behind-the-Scenes" (via @nicolesy ) […]

  4. AlexD December 2, 2009 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Thanks for this lightning fast tutorial !

  5. Kevin Pepin December 2, 2009 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Intended or not, it’s a great lesson. I would love to see more behind the scenes stuff. A photo of the setup, brief description, that’s all that’s needed! Brilliant!

  6. Thomas Emmerich December 2, 2009 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    The resulting inset photo sure makes me hungry. I think you accomplished your mission.

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    Social comments and analytics for this post…

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  8. Vincent December 2, 2009 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    Yum Yum!

  9. […] in the mood to create some quick food photographs. The setup for this image is really similar to a previous food shoot I did last month. I’m really lucky to have a nice big window in the front room of my house, […]

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