(Alyssa chatting on the phone while cooking dinner.

I spent yesterday morning shooting for an ‘In the Kitchen’ stock photo series that I am working on. Our location was a local company’s kitchen/cooking training facility. In addition to a large very nice residential type kitchen, the room has 48 theater style seats. This gave me plenty of room for my equipment and props.

Behind the Scenes - Kitchen Shoot
(Behind the Scene shot of Evelyn cutting vegetables.)

I used two softboxes (20×30″ & 30×60″) for the strong side lighting. Fill light was provided by a single monolight firing directly into a 60×84″ piece of ripstock nylon. I prefer fairly strong directional lighting for this type of shoot.

My models Evelyn, Donna, Alicia & Alyssa all were extremely patient and did a great job. They were a lot of fun to work with and offered plenty of expertise for ‘keeping it real’ when it came to setting up kitchen scenes.

(Donna with a sheet of freshly baked cookies.)

My pre-Christmas activity is now to edit and upload the considerable amount of images to my iStockphoto portfolio.

Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/9, ISO 100