Sandwiches and food in general can be tough to photograph and do sufficient justice to their delectable tastes. Unfortunately there is no end-all-be-all solution that works out very well. But photographer Michael Ray spends 11 minutes talking about how he painstakingly went in and added one light at a time–the way that many photographers were trained to light. Then he also talks about how he did a couple of things in-camera to spend less time in the post-production phase.
Believe it or not, there are a number of lights involved including two main lights as well as fresnels to add a bit more punch to the front of the sandwich.
Mike admits that it isn’t the most exciting image of a sandwich, but it surely is a very standard one and the lighting for something like this isn’t necessarily simple.
The video on lighting a sandwich is after the jump. But for more food lighting tutorials you should check out our interview with a bunch of photographers on composing better food photos, Daniel Krieger, Howard Shooter, Lou Manna, and Shea Evans. But if you’re looking for more inspiration there are a bunch of projects that you can do this weekend with food.