– Hey guys, and welcome to day 22 of the food styling challenge, I’m Dani, and today we’re talking all about steam shots. So let’s jump in with all the tips and tricks. Steam is one of the most exciting things in food photography. It really gives you a ton of emotion and a lot of emphasis around how comforting and warm the dish is. But, it can be really tricky to work with. So today we’re gonna share our top tips on how to capture that perfect steam look. Just cook it. A lot of times the easiest way to get steam is just to shoot things as soon as they come out of the oven. So if you’ve already got natural steam working for you, work with it. Two are tampons! Who knew you’d be using tampons in food photography. Tampons are an amazing quick trick that works really well with certain foods because you can heat them up really well, and hide them very, very easily. There’s no cords or anything attached to them. In a nutshell, you sunk the tampon, heat it up in the microwave until it’s piping, steaming hot. And then tuck it right behind whatever food it is that you’re trying to get the steam coming up behind. Use a steamer. A handheld steamer can be a perfect way to get steam in your shots. Be careful, you can get burned and it can damage your cameras. So watch yourself that you don’t put this into your actual camera. Now the difficult thing about this is this can wilt all of your food. If you put this up against something that has lettuce on it, something that has any kind of green garnish on it, it will immediately wilt that. So it can be used with discretion, in certain situations. Incense. Incense is an easy way to get some smoke into your scene. Now it can look a little bit more fake than other steam options, so keep that in mind. But in some situations it looks really good. Thanks for joining us today, guys. I hope that you enjoyed this. If you did, definitely leave us a comment below. Let us know if there’s anything else you’d like to see us cover in future shows. And be sure to subscribe. Click the link in the description box to do so, and that will get you instant updates when new trainings come out. And you’ll score one of our best freebies. I hope to see you guys next time. See ya later!