I think both days work look great bro. I could get technical but really, this being your first time with food, you really did a great job. Did you use and soft box light? It doesn't seem like it and maybe that would have made the light fall not as heavy on the glass and metal... not sure though.Great job! They called me for some logo work, I should just hire you to get work for me. This is # 3! I thanks GOd for the referrals!
Thanks Troy. Here's the lighting set-up I used: Window light from the left with bounce card camera-right. Gridspot with scrim from back right with bounce card front left. I was actually going for a more pronounced rim light, but I probably would use an overhead softbox instead in the future...I had one all set up, but I liked the contrast without the softbox. Styling the food took me the most time, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out (even though the client hasn't seen it yet!)