Re: questions about bread:
1. I used a sheet pan to bake the bread.
2. I sprayed the bread three times during the first 10 mins of baking. This is the instruction of the recipe.
3. I used eletric oven, fan-forced.
About food photography: it is hard to explain since I am new to this as well. Nevertheless, here are some links with advices on this for you to look at. I learnt a lot from those:
O'Reilly -- Tasteful Food Photography
Chocolate & Zucchini: Book Update, Part IV: Food Photography
Still Life With... (Food Styling and Photography)