Not long ago, I attended IFBC in Seattle. As a food photographer, food conferences are a great place to learn about the industry and network with other food bloggers. I don’t necessarily consider myself a “typical” food blogger, since I focus more on photography and don’t do recipe creation. However, since I photograph and enjoy good food, I do have a lot in common with many of the attendees.

During the conference, we were given a Ninja® Kitchen demo by Devin Alexander, showing us their new blender — the Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ. This post is not an advertisement for the blender, but I will disclose that I was given the blender for free. :) I have a few other Ninja products in my kitchen and really love them, especially the Ninja Cooking System slow-cooker. I thought I would do a nice post showing the results of the blender using a delicious recipe I found on Pinterest. If you would like to see the recipe I used for this image, head over to ValSoCal (or click here) … it was soooo good!

For the photography, my setup was pretty basic: a backlit setup with diffused window-light, and I used several pieces of foam board to reflect and also block some of the light coming in. Here’s a behind-the-scenes image of the setup:

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Gear used:

Tripod equipment:

• Manfrotto 3251

• Benro 3-way Pan-head

• Custom Bracket Digital Pro SV

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III

Lens: Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro

Light modifiers:

• Foam board

• Lastolite Tri-Grip Diffuser (small triangle-shaped diffuser)