Bunches & Bunches Shoot

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In order to showcase Bunches & Bunches‘ amazing apron, I wanted to do something fun and different. I’ve been talking about creating more action food shots and this seemed like the perfect product. I was going to be using flour and it was going to get messy.

I was on my own, no one to assist me except my camera remote. I tried several shots using a timer but there were too many variables….setting the timer, getting into place, throwing the flour. After setting up the remote, I put it on the floor and clicked it with my toe. It took a few times to get into a rhythm but I feel it turned out really well for my first time. It’s been about a month and I’m still finding flour around the studio area. I can’t wait to do it again!!

All action shot settings: Canon 5D Mark IV, 42mm, 1/1000 sec, f/4.5, ISO 2500

I used two small 20″x28″ rectangular softbox lights with diffusing covers to light the set. My studio is not very big so I usually have to dim the box lights and not overpower the set. I snapped off a few shots to test the intensity and direction of the lighting, then tweaked my camera settings.

I wanted a nice depth of field but I, personally, didn’t want to be the full focus of the shot. The goal was to capture the apron “in use” while providing a fun eye-catching action with the flour. I took more test shots than anything. Once you have it set, you can focus on the action and snap away.

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