I‘ve brought my two passions together recently, photography and food. I don’t know why I haven’t thought of it before, it seems so obvious now!
They make a perfect pair for me. I’m a home cook, that loves to cook for my family and friends, and trying out new recipes on them. And I love digital photography and want to try something new. But I’ve never thought of photographing the food I make before, proberly because the food didn’t stay around long enough to be photographed!
Until I was inspired by this post on DPS: Getting started in food photography. Besides the photographs making me feel hungry, the article just jumped out at me. And the video was a great way to show an insight into what is involved in food photography.
So I had a look around on Flickr for some food photography groups so I could learn some more, and meet other like minded photographers. I found Still life With… a blog dedicated to food styling and photography, they set a monthly challenge to remake a photograph of their chioice (see link), and you can see my 1st attempt at a remake above.
Besides the fact I haven’t photographed food before I think lighting is my main challenge. I have no lighting gear as such, so I’m using natural light and home made reflectors at the moment. There’a a bit of a learning curve but I’m really enjoying it!
Look out for more food photography on my Flickr Photostream!