Backstage: making of Tagliatelle pasta

Photo shooting on Sunday is starting to be a strong tradition for me. And I really like it!

But this time there was a last minute change of plan. Indeed, while I was starting to set up a Chrismas theme session, my wonderful wife said:

how about if I make Tagliatelle pasta? Would you like to take pictures of it?

Lucky me! I said yes, of course.

So I changed the setting and photograph the complete process: from the making of the dough to the final plated meal.

The gears

For the first time, I’ve used the brand new Tilt&Shift lens from Nikon, the PC-E 85mm f2.8

The lens fits quite good on my Leica SL, thanks to the Novoflex adapter SL/NIK. But as a beginner, it is also a bit tricky to use, although can be very creative and funny.

The light

A flash lamp on the right side and a fill-in light on the left, a very simple but well-balanced setup.

The backstage pictures

The happy ending

The best part of the shooting is when everything is done and I can finally eat this delicious homemade pasta1

I wish you a relaxing Sunday,
cheers, Sabino

Food Photography: the Farm Cookies

Remember the special model waiting for a photo shooting a few days ago? In the meantime, I’ve been to Milan so I had no time to follow up on this.

But today I can finally unveil the secret and show you them in all their beauty. And you know, the weekend is Food Photography time for me!

Another wonderful homemade cookie set from Sweet Inc Luxembourg

My talented friend, this time prepared a set of cute and delicious farm animals, like sheep, pig, horse, duck and cow.

Sweet Inc Luxembourg.
have a look at her Facebook page, other than the photo series below, to really enjoy the beauty of those creations. And, of course, they also taste great!!!

To order any kind of decorated cookies or cakes, please contact Sweet Inc. :

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The tools

  • Camera: Leica SL
  • Lens: Leica APO Macro-Elmarit-R 100mm f/2.8
  • Flash: 1 Flash lamp on the right
  • Reflector: Lastolite round reflector 50mm
  • Various props and decorations

The final pictures

The shooting took me half a day, it was a simple setting, but I will show you the “behind the scenes” in a separate post, next week. Now enjoy the final pictures.

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Useful links:

To buy as prints or digital high resolution files, please go to my official porfolio page here:

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To buy as royalty free Stock photo images

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Thanks for reading, and see you for the next food shooting!

Cheers,
Sabino