Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Food Photography

I'm getting ready for my pre-final project in my photography class, which is a promotion piece for my portfolio. This could be either a postcard (which I love, because you can stick it on your refrigerator with a magnet) or a website slideshow (which is quite easy in the newest PhotoShop). I've been looking at my photos and trying to determine which could best exemplify my "style." But I'm also still working on getting the best shots possible for my final project, which is five big prints. My focus has been food, and while I eat every day, not everything I eat makes a beautiful image.

So I'm looking for some ideas again. What do you consider the beautiful foods? When you look at food magazines, what catches your eye? Is it the food itself, or the way it is styled? While I tend to prefer the more natural look (I don't plan on using motor oil for syrup), I'm open to ideas.


Jane Grant Tougas said...

A shiny purple eggplant, a blushing pear, the texture of asparagus, a juicy slice of watermelon, saffron, the ruffle of purple cabbage, layers of a leek, big fat blackberries, delicate shiitakes. Deep, rich Renaissance color. Beautiful china, silver, crystal and linen.

Rita Finn said...

Jane, I'd forgotten the dark beauty of eggplant ... the fruits and vegetables are also conjure a warm healthiness. Such rich colors. Thank you!

Carol Castle said...

Rita, when you follow your inspiration, it shows. Thats all you have to do.

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