Butternut Squash Soup

A quick post of the butternut squash soup I shot for D Mag last week. I love soup! Growing up, seems like mom made some variety of soup almost every month. One doesn't wait for cool months in Miami to drink soup. This butternut squash soup was very delicious but we will have to wait for the recipe till the next issue of D Magazine's D Mom is published.  Food styling by Stephanie Greenwood.  Art director, Jamie Laubhan-Oliver.

 

The background was a large marble slab we use in the studio all the time.  It is one of my favorite surfaces. For lighting I used one large softbox high and to the left of camera, and slightly behind the soup bowl, placed just at the perfect spot to capture those pretty "liquid" highlights on the surface of the soup.  No fill cards. Camera was placed almost directly above the bowl, and the capture had to occur promptly so that the spoon wouldn't sink too fast.