Back to the subject..PICTURE PERFECT BISCOTTI. I knew I wanted to take a picture of them in the glass, 1- the glass I used in my photo with the bell shape cup I bought at the Dollar Store weeks ago,and what a smart move that was, it worked out perfectly.
2- small container with the napkin inside, well in fact that container I bought at a craft store for 33 cents/ I also used it in this photo -EASTER------------------------------>
and as for the napkin, I'll let you in on my secret. Few weeks ago I visited a local nursery and I spotted a wall covered with decorative paper napkins, paper plates and I was just stunned, I think I spent good 10 minutes just going through all of them, absolutely gorgeous collection , one in particular caught my eye...there was a blossom image and so stunningly beautiful :
so I took one package and then I saw the price...$8/20 napkins/ All would be fine, but I only needed one napkin, I wanted to buy them as a prop for my food photos, so with the deep sadness I put it back on the shelf, as I was leaving the store I spotted the same blossom design on the 3 - hankies, they were $1.98, so I bought them.
Just like I have done before I ironed the paper napkin.
YES, I DID.
Use the steam setting, it smooths out the creases perfectly.
Another example where I used ironed paper napkins are these photos:
---> These napkins I bought at Ikea, they are wonderful, really a great find, the quality is superb, they are pretty thick for a paper napkin and are quite large too. They have a nice soft feel to them.
4-Ladybug Ribbon - gift from a friend, but I'm sure you can get it the craft store.
5- Azalea flower
As for my set up here is a complex photo
Basic Photo Tips -aperture,shutter speed,ISO
Tips on Food Photography
Food Photography setup
Here are the the final shots: