Well people, I did it.
I survived a 30-day food photography course. Ok, technically I survived 21 days. Due to work deadlines, I was unable to finish the last week.
I am SO proud of myself. No, these photos are not perfect. And yes, I have a lot more to learn. But I was as dedicated as I could be, I made myself vulnerable by willfully sharing my art with people who critiqued it, and I let myself be new at something.
Heyoooo! I just finished up week two of my food photography course. We started exploring the basics of storytelling in food photography, and let me tell you. It’s much, much easier said than done.
Psst…did you see my food photos from week one?
Remember that food photography course I signed up for last week? Let me tell you, people. It has been so. Much. Fun!
And today I want to recap what I’ve learned in the first few days.
The other day I did a quick Google search to find a food photography course I could take for free. No luck. Every credible course I found wanted at least $10, so I decide to hold off.
And it’s a good thing I did because this little gem popped up in my inbox this morning:
Food photographer William Brinson is a true artist. In a video I watched yesterday, he talks about getting a shot exactly how he and the client want it while they’re on set. Although he uses editing programs post photo shoot, his goal is to get it right the first time.
He approaches his art with the skill of his own hands, not the digital fabrication of perfection. Gosh, I love that.
You know what I love about art? Anything can be a source of inspiration.
A piece of fabric. A color palette. An emotion. A friend. A holiday. A time period.
I love food, y’all. And I’m betting you do, too. You know what else I love? Photos of food.
Lately I’ve been obsessing over food photography. The more I see, the more I’m astounded by its artistry, especially moody photography. (Some call it ‘dark’ food photography.)