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Nothing Is Ordinary In Food Photography

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 PhotographyNothing 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.

See how I transform ordinary ingredients into something beautiful for food photography. Click to see behind the scenes.

See how I transform ordinary ingredients like garlic into something beautiful for food photography. Click to see behind the scenes.

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.

FAKE BOURBON EXPERIMENT

See how I transform ordinary ingredients like fake bourbon into something beautiful for food photography. Click to see behind the scenes.

See how I transform ordinary ingredients like fake bourbon into something beautiful for food photography. Click to see behind the scenes.

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.

TOMATO SOUP EXPERIMENT

See how I transform ordinary ingredients like tomato soup into something beautiful for food photography. Click to see behind the scenes.

TOMATO SOUP EXPERIMENT

See how I transform ordinary ingredients like tomato soup into something beautiful for food photography. Click to see behind the scenes.

RELATED POST: My Overhead Setup for Food Photography

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All images ©Regan Baroni 2020.

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  1. Mark says:

    I LOVE this post Regan!!! It’s positive, educational and inspiring. Improvising to create is one of the foundations of great art, and you’ve achieved it here!

    • REGAN says:

      Thank you so much, Mark!

  2. Barbara Chamberlin Daugherty says:

    What a creative, artistic individual you are! It has been so much fun watching the progress of your interests, skills, and career.

    • REGAN says:

      Awwww, thank you so much! xo

  3. Wholebitelover says:

    Simple yet beautiful!! no words to explain the beauty of the clicks!! Thanks for this inspiring post! Really motivating.

    • reganbaroni00 says:

      Thank you so much for this sweet comment! I’m so glad you enjoyed this post!

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