Elite food photographer Christopher Testani guides us through his approach to lighting and setup that make his food shots irresistible.

But the principles behind using natural light are the same as when I’m lighting a subject: decide on the light source, then work to shape it and modify it to get the desired look. In this case, that meant blocking out all the surrounding windows and ambient light using black duvetyne, and creating a narrower shaft of light from one of the available windows. – Christopher Testani

Check out the rest of the article for diagrams of his setup and to learn more about his approach to shooting tasty treats.