It was home made sushi for dinner tonight. I’m not really up on sushi and all the different names and types. I would guess that tonight we made a bastardized Makizushi or Makimono. Our filling was shrimp, cucumber and cream cheese all wrapped up in rice and nori (edible seaweed). My wife also made what was probably a form of Uramaki which differs from the Makimono in that the rice is on the outside and the nori on the inside. I welcome correction if I am wrong here.
I don’t have a setup shot for this photo. I’ll be the first to admit that things were a little hectic this evening and frankly I didn’t have the time to produce something. But the lighting was very simple so I will briefly describe what I used.
The background is a bamboo mat that is used for rolling the sushi. I taped this on a cardboard box. Then I had my wife hold a piece of the sushi that she made with the chopsticks a few inches out from the background. I didn’t want the sushi to be too close to the background to avoid shadows. The lighting is from a single Canon 580EXII with a white shoot through umbrella. I told you it was a simple setup.
Canon 5DII | Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 | f/5.6 | 1/125th sec. | ISO 100