It's been a crazy week, and an even crazier day, but I don't want to miss out on this month's photo challenge for food photography, which I've been experimenting with for a while now. I thought it would be easy, seeing as how food sits still, and you can take your time setting everything up. Boy, did/do I have a lot to learn! You can read about my first experience here, where I learned that light is everything. As I kept trying, though, my photos improved, thank goodness! If you want to take a look at my progress, just click on the link for Recipes and Food in the Posts By Subject list on the right.
I've found that natural light works best for me. In my kitchen, it's in the afternoon that the sun streams through the windows over my sink. That means that the light is hitting my food subjects from the side, which makes for a nice photo. I've also learned to use the tripod to make sure that my photos aren't blurry. As for camera settings, I use "auto without flash" or aperture priority for pretty food shots.
Here are a few of my favorites.
This is my homemade pepper jelly over cream cheese. I snapped this one at my sister's house, without a tripod or natural light!
My friend Ginny retired from a 30-year career as a middle school teacher last June. We had a nice celebration on my screen porch. It was fun to use my mother's china and crystal. As for the food, I don't think there's anything much prettier than a bowl of peaches.
We love rhubarb pie! You can find the recipe here.
Christmas goodies, up close.
Thanks to Donna for hosting this challenge each month. You can join the fun by clicking here for the link to the Personal Photo Challenge website.