Behind the Scenes: Children Eating Cereal

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:14+00:00 December 23rd, 2010|4 Comments

Canon 7D, Canon 70-200 f/4L IS lens, 1/125 sec at f/5.6, ISO 100

Here’s a quick behind-the-scenes of a shoot I did last month. Some of the background was moved around after this initial setup shot, but the lighting pretty much stayed the same. I have three lights used here, all Alien Bees triggered with Pocket Wizards, to give the scene a simple, clean look. Here is the lighting equipment used:

Main light (right): ABR-800: Alien Bees Ringflash (link) with 56″ Moon Unit (link).
Second light (left): AB-800 (link) with medium octabox (link)
Background fill: AB-1600 (link) with softbox (link)

About the Author:

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. Carolyn Rauh December 23, 2010 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    Brilliant setup. Thank you for sharing!

  2. JUrrea December 23, 2010 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing, is wonderfull know how yuo work . Greetings

  3. Ben January 13, 2011 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Do you own all that gear? Or is there somewhere to rent it where you live?

    Nice post – thanks.

  4. Nicole January 13, 2011 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    @Ben – All of the gear in my studio is mine.

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