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You know how I always say I hate flash?


Before I talk about flash, I should tell you that the Wednesday baking recipe for today (Honey Glazed Pan Rolls, if you must know!) is coming later today, mostly because I’m unhappy with the lighting on some of the pictures I took last night. I like fall pretty well, but the thing I hate most about it is that I lose my natural lighting about 3/4 of the way through all of my dinner recipes.

I’m going to make a new batch this morning and take some pictures in the improved lighting, so look for a post a little later this morning.

For now, though, I wanted to share with you an example of why I loathe flash (at least the on-camera sort).

When the buns came out of the oven last night, I was trying to take pictures of the inside texture of a roll. I wasn’t having a great deal of success.


So, I thought I’d just give the flash a try and see what happened.


Um, yeah. That wasn’t much of an improvement.

And that is why, given the option between not-so-great lighting and flash, I always choose not-so-great lighting.

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Monday 25th of January 2010

Wow...I feel so much better now, that you shared the hassles your have with your picture taking. I am having such a hard time with taking a "good' picture of the food I make and photograph for my posts at Just like you, I have been trying different parts of my house to find the best spot for half descent pictures, and it turns out that the edge of my coffee table in my living room serves me the best. I usually end up taking close to 50 photos before I actually select one. Thanks for sharing.

Kristin @ klingtocash

Wednesday 18th of November 2009

The rolls still look very yummy and I can't wait for the recipe.


Wednesday 18th of November 2009

Flash has its purposes (like if you are in a situation with strong backlighting) but yeah, I agree on not using it most of the time. Of course you could always rig up some studio type lights (or use some floor lamps) and get some decent side lighting to show off the texture.

My kitchen has horrendous CFL lighting so I try to take my photos elsewhere.


Wednesday 18th of November 2009

@Carla They'll look much better with some decent lighting. lol

Natasha, I fiddled with the white balance and I turned down the color warmth a bit, but I'm super picky about my pictures, I guess, and I just wasn't satisfied with my results.

Better stuff is to come!


Wednesday 18th of November 2009

Oh, me, too! I am forever turning the flash off my little camera.

In the meantime, those are some really good-looking dinner rolls. Yum!

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