Picture day: How the guiso is made

Photo and story by Danny Fulgencio

The next time you see a pleasant food photograph made on location, there was probably more work put into that photo than simply showing up and pushing a button.

For a shot of guiso del rey at Mesa for the May Advocate, I tried to ramp up the production value with whatever I had on hand. Here’s a goofy behind-the-scenes lighting diagram, including the use of found cardboard to control light:

Goofy Lighting Diagram 1-LOAnd here’s the end result:


Danny Fulgencio, Photographer

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. This might just prove it.


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  • Kristy

    ha – love this!