I’ve been trying, really trying, to photograph food. You’d think it would be easier than photographing a moving object….say a sheltie or something. But in reality I’m finding it much more difficult. Here are the best photos I’ve taken so far…but I have a long way to go!
My first idea was to use ice cream. Why? Because I love ice cream, and I had this interesting plate…and it should go beautifully…right?
Well. Not so much. Ice cream melts, I didn’t have the right lighting…and though I liked the reflection of the ice in the plate it just didn’t work. So I moved on.
Then I made some soup. Soup doesn’t melt…should go beautifully…right?
In my fridge was a beautiful head of cabbage. I thought the colors in the leaves were wonderful. Cabbage is food…right?
I wandered into the grocery store…and fell in love with more vegetables.
Have you ever seen orange beets?
But is this food photography?
What about the farmer’s market…
And don’t you miss the fruit of summer?
Finally I made a cake just to see if I could photograph it. Sometime I’ll show you the whole cake baking event. It took me most of the day.
But for now…because this is getting more than long enough…here’s the cake.
I’m still struggling with the lighting..but I suppose this is more what food photography is supposed to be about…because this one makes me want to stop writing and go have a piece. A big piece.