Thanks Justin, I have a pretty nice camera. It is a Canon 5D markII. When shooting food I normally use a 24-105mm L lens. The outside shots were shot using natural light, the indoor shots I use an off camera flash with a diffuser to soften up the light. The last two shots are good examples between the two. The shot with the seeds in the bowl is shot outside with natural light, the shot of the seeds in the jar was shot inside using an off camera flash with diffuser. With the flash off the camera and diffused you can get a more natural look than you can with a flash mounted on the camera. Just think deer in the headlights vs light from above.Roasted pumpkin seeds have always been a favorite part of Fall for me. I'e done em both in the pan and in the oven. The oven seems to yeolda the most tender seeds, but I've also been meaning to experiment with a popcorn popped.
Thanks for sharing your recipy, great photography too! What was your setup?
Yep, I try to avoid the pumpkins with the big seeds. pie or sweet pumpkins seem to have the best seeds.Whenever I have a pumpkin, I roast the seeds. Nothing special for a recipe, just oil and salt, but I would love to try yours out. I'll also roast the seeds from any squash when the seeds look easy enough to separate and the right size. Last year, I did some heirloom blue pumpkins and they turned out horrible. They were just too big and fibrous.