Sometimes, it’s just little changes around here that make me VERY happy. I recently made a discovery that has really made a difference in my kitchen, and even here on the recipe blog. I changed the light bulb.
I’ve noticed that on the occasions when I’ve photographed food in the evening, that the photos turned out really yellow. I was peeved, and ended up spending a lot of time in Photoshop for not very good results.
We had standard cef bulbs, and I always thought that they were a nice quality of light. I never really noticed them looking this yellowish in real life, but I guess the camera doesn’t lie.
This is my kitchen with the old cef bulbs, completely un-retouched:
And this is what I was getting when I’d photograph in my kitchen at night.
Of course, I try to photograph the recipes during the daytime, because the natural light is so much nicer. So, it occurred to me that maybe I should take a close look at the full spectrum light bulbs that mimic natural light.
THIS is the difference it made!
I’m thinking I may also change the bulb in the lamp that I read by at night. I really love the crisp, cool light from these bulbs! Such a small change, and such a nice difference in my home. Plus, it saves me MUCH time in photoshop if I do have to photograph at night. This is what I purchased, and it was worth the little extra!
I love you, new lightbulbs!!!