Sunday, April 25, 2010

Show off your bread in a seamless background photo box CHEAP!!!

Having any trouble photographing your bread with stuff showing up in the background unwanted?

Simple solution and very reasonable price. No holes or tools required!!! Use a transparent tub and if in a low light situation you can shine a light through the top of the tub.

Bend an old fashion wire hanger so it will push in the back of the tub and stay in place.

Hang any cloth, table runner, use your imagination here. Drape part of the cloth beyond the bottom edge of the tub. Works easiest on the edge of the counter or table.

If you need to slant the bread toward the camera just put a small something under your bread to raise it up in the back.

This tub measures 22" long x 14" wide and 8 1/2" deep.



This is so easy to take out to photograph and put away when done.

Here is an example of photographing bread with your tub box and table runner.

This is pumpernickel bread in ABin5 on page 67-68 with a few changes. I don't like a strong coffee taste so I made weak coffee. 1 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon coffee ground. Boiled it on the stove in a sauce pan. Poured the coffee through a coffee filter into a measure cup and added enough water to make it 1 cup. Used this in place of 1 of the three cups of water in the recipe.

Used two tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder instead of the 1 1/2 tablespoons. I made sure the cocoa was not processed with alkali so I get the benefits from the cocoa.

The recipe called for caramel color and so I used red and green food coloring. More green than red.

Used a bread pan that measures 10 1/2" x 4" and 2 3/4" high. Put 1 pound 11 ounces of dough in the pan after first rise. Nice tea size slices of bread from this pan. The bread had nice crumb also!!! If you notice I didn't slash the top of the bread because for tea sandwiches I want a smooth top so just used a toothpick and poked 4 holes in the top of the bread.

Did not use water in pan or a stone either.



The holes in the top of the bread look big but that is because I poked the temp gauge in the top to check when done.

This bread is excellent for toast!!! Besides tea sandwiches.

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  1. Love your photo box. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow thats such a great idea and a good looking loaf of bread also. Big hugs and thanks

  3. What a great idea! I'll have to try that! Your bread looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Great idea! Pictures turned out really nice.

  5. Great idea for a photo box and what a pretty table runner! That bread looks fantastic too. I haven't tried the Pumpernickel recipe yet, only the rye which I think is wonderful.


  6. Your bread is beautiful. That is a great idea for the photo box.

  7. The bread looks wonderful. I made the raisin bread this time around. I like the photo box idea also.

  8. That is one large loaf of bread and it's just gorgeous! We love pumpernickel bread especially with some Collard Green Soup!

    Nice Light Tent too! The great thing about photography is you can really use what you have on hand and it works great!

  9. Very clever photo box! Thanks for sharing that idea with us.

  10. Love the photo box idea! Your bread looks delish.

  11. Great idea for the photo box, and great looking bread.

  12. What a fantastic idea. This is my first visit here but I'll be back often. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  13. This is a great idea! I am going to have to try it. I've been using my glass table which because of the frosted green glass has been working well, but I like this idea for a change. Thanks for posting this!

  14. That's a really awesome tip! The bread looks fantastic too.