It was a beautiful day here in Cleveland when Carri visited and we sat on our porch and enjoyed all that you see here on this board with a nice red wine. When the sun rays lit up her's jelly, I knew I wanted to recreate that light for a photo.
If I'd taken it with the available sunlight right then, not only would it have been a bore, but it would have been very contrasty and would have a shallow depth of field because I would be hand holding my camera. So after we were done, I took the board and brought it inside. Using a spot strobe, very low, I back lit the jelly and used a soft fill strobe in front. I recreated the natural light I'd seen outside. And because the strobe lights are much brighter then the available sunlight, I was able to get a greater depth of field, getting the cheese and lid nice and sharp.