I happened to run into Chef Casey Lane from the Tasting Kitchen restaurant yesterday and he was anxious to get some new photos of a few dishes, so this afternoon I did a little photo session for them. The best part was getting to eat some of the food after we got the shots. The burrata and brocolini salad was amazing… oh and I think the shots turned out pretty well too.
I brought my 580EX II and diffuser cup but I ended up lighting mostly with candles and doing long exposures on a tripod. I also used my LED video light set to its lowest setting handheld to give it a little more kick. My ISO was at 1250 since it was pretty dark and I was going to try a few different lens options but the good old 24-70mm f/2.8 seemed to do the trick. I shot in RAW and processed them in Lightroom 3 which seems to be better than my old workflow in Adobe Bridge and Photoshop. Here are a few selects that might make you want to get a dinner reservation.