It’s time to dust off my blog. With the state of the world sheltering in place and staying home, I have been trying to figure out what small, but helpful role I can play in a world full of uncertainty. I think we are all looking for something beautiful to inspire us again. For me, nothing is ordinary in food photography and I hope this post inspires you to see the beauty that is surrounding you.
Nothing Is Ordinary in Food Photography
As a food photographer, I constantly see beauty in food. It started as a weekend hobby and turned into a career-changing business. In an effort to demonstrate that beauty is all around us, I decided to work on three photography experiments in my home studio. I found ordinary things around the house (and in my fridge) and decided to turn them into something beautiful for you.
PHOTO SHOOT WITH GARLIC
For the first experiment, I gathered a piece of white foam board, a simple white plate and some garlic cloves. I took pictures of each of them to demonstrate how we might normally see these things and ended up with the final image.
PHOTO SHOOT WITH FAKE BOURBON
For the second experiment, I used a yellow piece of foam board, pretty glassware, fake ice and fake bourbon. I mixed maple syrup and water to create the look of bourbon and I think it looks pretty real. Why fake bourbon? Because I wanted to save the real stuff for sipping… not shooting. Good call, right? I took cell pictures of how we might see these things, shared my behind the scenes setup and ended up with the final image.
PHOTO SHOOT WITH TOMATO SOUP
For the third experiment, I thought I’d create a dark & moody image using an old board that I found in our garage, a tarnished baking sheet, an old scarf, a black soup bowl, tomato soup and tomatoes on the vine. I took pictures of how we might normally see these things, shared my behind the scenes setup and ended up with the final image.
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All images ©Regan Baroni 2020.