What lighting gear did you use?
For this shot I used one ELC Pro HD 1000 with a frosted glass dome and one Ranger Quadra. The ELC Pro HD1000 with Mini Spot Lite was used to create the window frame effect. As a backlight, I also used the Ranger Quadra with the Standard Reflector 21cm. I positioned my Mini Spot Lite about 3 meters away from the object.
Is lighting power important in food photography?
Power is very important, but it is equally important if not more, to have the possibility to adjust the power to your needs (minimize and maximize it when needed). In food photography, I like having a back light in my image, one that is hardly noticeable and resembles more to a natural reflection from a wall for instance. To do this, I use my Quadra in channel B or my ELB HD1000 as both units allow to get such light effect. I sometimes use accessories such as a frosted dome, softbox of a diffusion flag, in order to obtain a very soft light, one that resembles the natural light of a cloudy day.