Contest #29: Win a White Westcott Basics 5-in-1 Reflector (a $36 Value)

30" 5-in-1 Reflector - by Westcott BasicsThe Challenge

We are looking for the best Food Photography Images out there.  The “Taco” folding method in the video below is making us hungry!

The Prize

Our prize will be a White Westcott Basics 5 in 1 Reflector ($36) Along with this versatile reflector, you will be presented with a Golden Ticket, which enters you into the year end raffle to win $15,000 in Westcott gear!

The Inspiration

For beginners, reflectors can be difficult to fold up, and you can bend the framing if you don’t fold them correctly.  Brandon from Westcott offers two popular ways to fold a reflector in this week’s video.  Caution: One of the methods may make you hungry!



11 Responses to Contest #29: Win a White Westcott Basics 5-in-1 Reflector (a $36 Value)

  1. Nick Nieto June 20, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    Fresh Baked Bread:

    I shot this loaf of Rosemary Sea-Salt Focaccia Bread at my dining room table. I had 1 speed-light that was on a stand inside a white chinese paper lantern behind and to the left of the subject. I than used a small white circular reflector to add just a touch of fill to the scene. I shot the image with a Canon 5D Mark II with the 50 f/1.8 @ 1.8

  2. Jimmy Arcade June 19, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    My wife and I have been through stages of dietary changes, ranging from carnivorous, to vegetarian, to vegan, back to vegetarian, and finally to pescatarian. You’re thinking, “what the heck is a pescatarian?!!”. Pescatarian basically means that we currently do not eat any livestock meat, but we do eat fish and dairy products.

    So, what does that have to do with the delicious looking burger in this photo? Well, this is my wife’s famous vegetarian black bean burger. She made the burger and I dressed it with baby spinach, tomato, vegan cheese, vegan mayonnaise, ketchup, and dijon mustard. Our carnivorous friends have reportedly salivated when seeing this photo.

    Taken with a Canon XTi, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, ISO 400, f/5.6, at 1/60 sec, with on-camera flash.

  3. Amanda June 19, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

    This was taken at an engagement party in Brooklyn, NY, overlooking the NYC skyline. Shot was taken with my Canon 5D Mark II and 50mm 1.2. Settings were ISO 800, 1/125, f2.2, and the cake was lit by an Ice Light. The top part of the cake represented how he proposed, with the ring box folded up in a napkin at a romantic dinner. Since it had so much texture and detail, I wanted to make sure there were some nice shadows in there to show the dimension. The ice light was held to camera right, at an angle to the cake. I took a handful of shots, but love the way this one shows the lights of NYC twinkling in the background!

  4. jayvo86 June 19, 2013 at 4:10 am #

    Gear: Canon 5DmkIII, 135mm F2L, Induro Tripod, and Kino Flo 4 Bank. (Also, white letter paper and fill cards.)

    Settings: ISO 50, F8, 1/10th.

    My goal with my photography is always to show beauty in the simplest of things. My wife made me a batch of cookies and I wanted to share the experience of baking, smell and taste captured through the photograph. To achieve this, I backlit the cookies with a Kino Flo 4 bank angled slightly overhead and then filled in with fill cards.

  5. bellace222 June 18, 2013 at 9:11 pm #

    It was a rainy day and I was quite bored so I set up an impromptu studio in my kitchen to “produce” this scene. Aside from the subject itself, I used a piece of white poster board and home-made beauty dish. I used two speedlites, one in the beauty dish set camera right and another with a dome diffuser to camera left. I shot this on a Canon 50D with a EF 70-200L f2.8 lens @ 70mm. ISO 100, f4.5 @ 1/160sec. Did post in Lightroom 3.

  6. Sandra Burchett June 16, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    This is one of my favorite wedding cake shots. Yummy, isn’t it? No, it’s not a taco…………..I shot this with a side flash using a Westcott mini-apollo. I just love that little light modifier!

  7. ajdeming June 14, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    The best part of the wedding….the cake (or mini cheesecakes in this case).

    Photographed with Canon 5D MarkII at ISO 125, 1/200sec, f/4.0. Using EF24-105 4L IS USM lens. Lighting consists of a combination of an attached speedlight bounced off reflector as well as fill from slaved AlienBee B800 monolight unit bounced off the ceiling in the distance.

  8. Karen Vaisman June 14, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    Nothing beats Italian pastries! Shot in Italy, natural light. I’ll take one of each!

  9. joesphotography June 14, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    This was my first chance at photography food, it was done at a great event for a famous Rock n Roll start

  10. Gary June 14, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    This is a steampunk style ginger bread house that my wife made for a local cake decorating contest. Everything used to make the house must be edible to qualify for the contest, so it is all ginger bread and sugar. I used my Canon EOS 60D with a Canon EF28-135mm lens set to 65mm. Using ISO 100, f22 and bulb setting, I exposed for 49 seconds. The picture was taken in a dark room and I “painted” the house with a multiple led flashlight for about 10 seconds, then highlighted other parts with a single led light.

  11. Slava Ivanov June 13, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    The tomato soup made by my loved wife from real tomatoes with a bit of cheese and greens on the top, great with the cracker or two. The photo made from the top with idea of the “yummy” mix of shapes and colors. SONY NEX camera used with the following settings ISO250, f4.

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