First food shoot with Elinchrom Deep Umbrellas
Shooting food is about as fun as it get for me!
Yesterday i shot food for the Polish Restaurant Mormors Kök which is family restaurant run by the Lepek family. They focus on traditional recipes but with a moderns tvist, and everything is of course based on family recipes! Apart from the excellent food, the atmosphere and interior is really something else, it’s like walking in to your grandmas living room!
For this shoot i wanted to somewhat mimic natural light, which i knew was gonna be a challenge due to the small space. If had the space i would probably used a Lastolite skyrapid panel , the Elinchrom Litemotiv 120cm behind it and some bounce cards. But the space and time allocated for the shoot did not allow for such setup, so i choose to try out the new Elinchrom Deep Umbrellas!
These Deep Umbrellas are fairly new and i will make a dedicated blog post about them in the coming weeks.
I’v briefly tested the whole range (White, silver and transparent) so i knew i roughly what kind of light i was to expect and what i wanted to bring with me.
Being on the location before hand of course helps a lot, which i had since i shot their interior as well.
My final setup ended up being the following:
The backlight was placed on the sidewalk outside the restaurant shooting thru the window, weather was a bit temperamental luckily we could use the restaurants awning to cover it from the rain.
BTS - Food shoot at Restaurant Mormors kök
I’m quite impressed how well the Deep Umbrellas performed, they are fast to setup, very well built and mobile. Being priced very reasonable (especially compared to the competition) doesn’t hurt either!
Stay tuned for a dedicated post and comparison of the Elinchrom Deep Umbrellas!