Trying to take a nicely lit photo of cutlery can be amazingly hard. That flatware with it’s shiny chrome surface reflects light in all the ways you don’t want for a good image. It is incredibly hard, we know, we’ve tried.
But here is some help from Dustin Dolby with workphlo. This is a great video tutorial on taking a great photo of that dish running away with the spoon. And he even gets into using Photoshop to add more light and clean it up.
Here at the Cutlery Review we had been promoting what we call the Everyday Carry Cutlery or ECC. But our friends over at Treehugger.com are suggesting Bring Your Own Cutlery or BYOC. Either way it’s a great idea as what’s called “Normal” has changed all around us.
Bringing in your own cutlery reduces waste, helps the environment and on top of all that, you know where it’s been. You handle the cleaning, handling and sterilizing. Any extra little extra thing we can control in these changing times helps.
So we have embraced the term Bring Your Own Cutlery and will do our best to source and promote flatware that we feel can help.
A minor bit of a departure from the usual cutlery posts today. Things are a little scary out there right now. And due to bulk buying and hoarding the price of human thermometers has gone sky high. And the availability isn’t great either. So here’s a viable alternative: Using a meat thermometer to check if you have a fever.
The Habor 022 Meat Thermometer has a 4-6 second ultra fast response time with accuracy of ±1℃. The temperature range is -58℉ to 572℉. Be warned that it’s not waterproof so don’t immerse the whole thing in water, just the probe is safe.
To measure underarm temperature:
Check that the thermometer is on.
Lightly press the tip of the thermometer into the center of the armpit.
Hold your arm, or your child’s arm, close against the body so the thermometer stays in place.
Wait for the thermometer to take its reading. This will take about a minute.