Challenge #6 Food Photography - Samantha

Saturday, October 30, 2010 5 comments
I learnt a lot about lighting this time around and trying to make the white plate white...not sure if I have quiet got there yet, but I am sure that it will come with practice.  I thoroughly enjoyed shooting food and I would love to make it part of my future photography career.

I was short on food to photograph so I stuck with one object and photographed it a couple of different ways.


After looking at these shots again, I think I should have put some more color onto the plate, perhaps a fresh mint leaf or something I also should have used a white background so that the objects behind the shot were not in view.  What do you think?


I wanted the flesh of the Mandarin to look juicy, I think I managed to give it a little bit of juiciness.

5 comments:

  • nana_ang_poppaphil said...

    Yum ,great shots Sam. A bit of extra colour on the first one would have given a bit of extra oomph, but it still is great.

    I love the texture of the skin in the last one.

    Food is not easy to photograph, so I think that we all did really well with this one, just think how well we will do next time it comes around.

  • Evette Mendisabal said...

    Love, Love, LOVE the second shot Sammy!! You did a great job making it look juicy.
    You make some good points about the top shot, food for thought for next round! I still think it is a lovely shot.
    I love that you shot the mandarin on a white plate, it really makes it stand out!

  • simonkellyatkins said...

    Hey Sam love the 2nd shot! Great lighting to show the amazing detail of the skin and flesh. Well done. Looks like you really enjoyed this challenge.

    Me on the other hand found it quite a challenge... I think my main problem was not allowing myself enough time. And I didn't really put any effort into lighting, just used the natural light in my kitchen which wasn't the best at the time.

    Anyway here are my shots for the week.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6951818&l=eabe4a86dc&id=660254992

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6951827&l=779f3a4a99&id=660254992

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6951838&l=3fbb82e85c&id=660254992

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6951843&l=2c682d65aa&id=660254992

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6951873&l=4d6c3945eb&id=660254992

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6951868&l=5f83cc55f4&id=660254992

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6951874&l=0df2fcea94&id=660254992

  • Inger-M said...

    Sammy, the mandarin looks so juicy, you just want to bite into it, so you certainly succeeded there! The wedges on the white plate look very clean and inviting, and I love the reflections.
    I also agree with Angela about the texture in the third one!

    Kelly, that lemon tart looks so tempting! And I love the coffee shots, especially the first one with the drop still hanging on!

    Have a nice week, all of you!