DSLR Tidbit: Lighting is key

Ask any photographer and they’ll likely tell you natural light is the most important aspect of a great picture. After all, photography really is just the capturing of light!

Because my day job doesn’t afford me the luxury of being able to photograph most recipes in natural light, I’ve had to make some decisions. Mainly to buy a fancy external flash,  bake everything on the weekends, or reserve some of the meal to photograph the morning after we’ve eaten it. Neither of these options I find that great, so strange kitchen multi-tonal lighting it is for now!

To share with you the difference natural light makes, this morning I photographed the sandwiches I prepared for our lunch.

Bonus: Ever wondered how to prevent your sandwich from getting soggy between when you prepared it and when you get to eat it? It’s all about strategic layering! Read on and be enlightened.

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What a huge difference, right!?

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The key to preventing soggy sandwiches is ensuring the condiments are separate from the bread! Our protective barrier here is cheese.

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On go the squishy bits…

...followed by the meats

…followed by the meats.
Now pack those babies in zippy bags, label, and place in the lunchbox

I prefer to keep the veggies separate until we're about to eat. It cuts back on moisture and keeps them crisp. Into a baby container they go!

I prefer to keep the veggies separate until we’re about to eat. It cuts back on moisture and keeps them crisp. Into a baby container they go!

Don't forget the lettuce! Keep it from getting soggy itself by wrapping in a paper towel and placing in a zippy bag!

Don’t forget the lettuce! Keep it from getting soggy itself by wrapping in a paper towel and placing in a zippy bag!

And that’s how you keep a sandwich fresh from breakfast (even overnight!) until lunch :)

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