Shooting food is often a challenge, but a recent breakfast cereal shoot really had us working hard!
We wanted to create that lovely thick stream of milk that always looks so luscious in cereal shots. As you can see, we got a great result in the end, but not before going through 3 boxes of cereal and 8 litres of milk!
We used a combination of studio flash, shutter speed and depth of field to stop the action whilst leaving just a hint of motion blur. As our mono bloc flash heads have a flash duration of only 1/1000th of a second, this was fast enough to freeze the action, whilst using a relatively slow shutter speed of 1/200th of a second, we managed to maintain a little motion blur around the edges of the milk. Our extremely close proximity to the image and use of a telephoto lens ensured our depth of field was kept minimal despite using a very small aperture.
You can see more food in our gallery.
Shot on Nikon D3, Nikon 70mm-200mm 2.8
Aperture: f16, Shutter speed: 1/200, ISO: 100