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Cook Book Challenge: Week 40 by cakecrumbs Cook Book Challenge: Week 40 by cakecrumbs
This week's recipe is Pork with Tomato Salsa and Polenta Dumplings from Leggo's "Fast Italian." Another freebie book!

Now that it's winter and that we lose light by about 4:30 I'm pretty much out of a decent setup for lighting my photos and not much I've tried has been great. I've asked for critiques but it's more appropriate to say I'm after advice on how to artificially light food in the most inexpensive manner possible. If you have any advice, or have a link to any tutes/artucles written on the topic, I'd be veery thankful.

Meantime, grab the recipe for this one here: [link]

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BUNNEHS111 Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know if you still want tips for lighting, but I have a good idea for a ghetto reflector ^^; What I do for a circle light is take a hula hoop and wrap it in Christmas lights. That turns the picture really yellow, but my camera has auto-color balance, so I just hold a white piece of printer paper in front of the lens and it fixes that. For a reflector, take a hula hoop and wrap a perfectly white sheet on it and that will help reflect and diffuse light. Hope that helps in case you still want some ghetto lights ^^;
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:iconginkgografix:
Tried this one today!

It was ok, but i don't think i would do it again. And i am not sure if i did everything right with the polenta. "Cups" is always a difficult story for me :B
Result looked similar though - yay!
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:iconvalhallia:
This looks so delicious! I'm drooling! ...another one to add to my list of recipes to try from your blog......(you must be getting tired of me saying that by now :P )
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:iconvalhallia:
Made it during the summer when my son was home from Uni - absolutely yummy!  valhallia.deviantart.com/art/P…
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:iconcakecrumbs:
That looks wonderful!
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:iconvalhallia:
Thank you so much! :hug: 
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:iconpeter-the-knotter:
Peter-The-Knotter Jul 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
...and I'm not going to repeat myself....
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:iconoldwayartisans:
OldWayArtisans Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is your job, right? If not, it should be.
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:iconcakecrumbs:
No, it's just a hobby. :giggle:
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