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The image in this ad for the American Dairy Council was used for the unveiling of Raspberry Cheesecake dessert. Food stylist Donna Lafferty prepared the set with stand-in food items and test exposures were made before the hand model arrived. The unveiling cloth was held up from behind by a small stand - this maintained a stable controllable position for the model to place her hand on. 

The hero food items were then placed in position and the model sat on a short stool next to the set. Generally when photographing a hand close-up, the hand is elevated above the heart to produce a classic look to the hand. The final exposure was made with a slight diffusion filter to create a glow around the highlights.

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