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.
I don’t know about yours, but my Facebook feed is chock-full of baby announcements and baby bumps.
I hate to add to the excessiveness, but I do want to share a few photos of a baby shower I recently co-hosted. And by “recently” I mean about eight months ago. Cheers to procrastination.
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.
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.)