Night 6 = telling a story with your photos.
Is this a photo “of” my food or is it “about” my food?
You tell me.
Tonight’s lesson is about framing inside of the camera. This is not really a new concept, I always do this. Rarely do I crop during PP unless I just couldn’t get close while shooting. What I liked about this assignment though was the chance to not care so much about what the food was and really focus on the layout of the photo.
It was nice to think about the composition objectively. Not worry about making the food look good to show off a recipe, but to just think about how this bowl of cereal could look its best. Maybe that sounds silly now that I see it written out. But the process in my head felt different.
It helps too that I’m not worried about my dinner getting cold while I try to get a good photo!
Tonight’s lesson — Depth of Field
Although the next shot doesn’t represent DOF per se, I thought it looked, ya know, good enough to eat!
This brownie recipe came out of a Star Wars cookbook and I have to thank my (now) 13 year old for baking them up the first time – when he was just 11. Now its my go-to brownie! I’ll share my spin on the recipe soon.
I signed up for an online food photography course on LearnFoodPhotography.com. I tried to do it once over the summer but fell behind right off the bat. I’m determined to finish it this time!
Today is technically day three of the course but its the first day of shooting. Day one we studied some famous food photogs. Day two we decided what our subject would be throughout the 30 days. I decided that using produce would be my best bet. Having to make a meal and shoot it tends to get hectic every evening. Keep it simple, keep it simple… So for day three we are studying different camera angles — the 0 – 15° range, the 45°, and the 90°. I realized that shooting at 45° comes most naturally to me, though its my least favorite result.
straight on —
I think the straight on was my favorite this time around.
Also, I white balanced these using my Kelvin setting. For the first time ever. Little to no PP involved. I like it, definitely something worth practicing more!
Oh hello there, fall. I’d like to welcome you into our home by making this pumpkin bread that just doesn’t taste as good any other time of year…
I received this recipe from a friend a few years ago. I’ve made it countless times for my family and for holiday gifts. It is always a big hit! One year for my middle son’s birthday he wanted these muffins (or cupcakes if you put cream cheese frosting on top, oh don’t even get me started on how good those are!).
Get ready to really feed a crowd or freeze some because this recipe makes a LOT!