Trying Full Core To #StopSnacking and Product Photography Tips

I’ve mentioned in several posts that I’ve been trying to keep myself on track with healthier choices. My last semester of school, I lost myself in being busy and simply forgot to take care of myself. I was snacking all day, eating on the go and frequented vending machines while at the library. I spend many hours a week at the library, so it was making way too many trips to the vending machines.
After realizing it, I am keeping myself in check by making sure that I take a little extra time and eat at home, cook for myself as much as for the family and make healthy snacking choices.

When I go to the library, I know that I will be there for hours and will have to have lunch at school. I don’t know about you but I find that studying is mostly boring. Not because I am reading something uninteresting, which is not the case, but because I am sitting in one place for hours, reading.
What do we do when we are bored?…We tend to go see what is fun in the fridge (or the vending machine)! I know we all do it… we munch when bored. Well, as part of keeling myself on track and away from chips, I bring a fruit and a Full Core drink with me to study. Most of the time, I can just stop by Outtakes Cafe at my university and pick up a Full Core. This way, I can study for hours without checking the clock to see if it’s lunch-time yet. (You can read more about shopping in my Google+ album.)
I like the fact that Full Core gives me a good 2 hours of not feeling hungry. It takes the edge off that feeling you get, when you just want to grab something but it’s not lunch or dinner time yet. Best part, Full Core naturally contains no sugar, no artificial sweeteners, no sodium, no caffeine, no taurine, no preservatives, no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no soy and is gluten-free!
There is something else that I want to share today! I recently learned a trick to taking a studio quality product photo without buying fancy equipment! Actually, I did NOT buy anything to take the photo, I used stuff around the house!!
I saw this tip on Handmade Spark and I just had to try it. I love how easy it is and the photo came out wonderfully!

You will need:
A peace of cardboard (you can cut an old box, I used a hard place mat!)
Aluminum foil
Tracing paper, about 3×2 feet (I used parchment paper)
Spring clamp (I used pliers)

1. Place a table in front of the window. I had a little problem with the window. I have windows with thin panels all over them. That is why I don’t take photos right next to it, because it created ugly shadow lines. So I opened the window and taped the parchment paper between the window sill and bottom of the open window. If you have windows without panels, tape the tracing paper right on the window, with masking tape.
2. Wrap the cardboard (or place mat) in aluminum foil, this will be the reflective card. Lay a peace of aluminum foil onto the top of the table where you will be taking the picture, make it smooth. Make sure the table/surface is flush against the window or very close.
3. Place the product in front of the window. Move the card around the product to catch the light and reflect it onto the product. When you find the best spot, place the card there and use pliers or spring clamp to hold it in place.
4. Take your picture. Above photo is  ISO 100, F5.6, Shutter Speed 1/200.

Full Core Commerical #3 from full core on Vimeo.

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  1. says

    Your photos look great and after reading about your experience with Full Core, I can certainly understand why you chose it as a subject! I’m glad to hear it has worked so well for you :)

  2. says

    Thanks for the photo tip. I have a DSLR that I got two years ago and swore I’d learn more about using its features, but that has yet to happen. This, however, is something I will try.

  3. says

    Enjoyed browsing through your blog……loved my time here and will be back often..,,,thank you for visitng me at and my candied bacon…..just joined your blog…..have an awesome day….NeeCee

  4. says

    Thanks for sharing your photography tip! I can use all the help I can get. I loved how you improvised and used what you had available.
    Beautiful blog.

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