So I've not kept up with doing these weekly. It's been about every other week. This isn't to say I haven't been taking photos. I just haven't had the time to really set up a good shot of food and this isn't something I want to take lightly or muddle through. I want these to be intentional photos, well-composed and with an effort at improving.
I have, however, done some and am behind on posting them.
I had a mini photo shoot with fruit. And I had fun. I set up a table top studio on my kitchen table, using floor lamps and a table cloth pinned to my wall for a backdrop. I played with different light direction, quality, quantity, angles of shot, etc. And I played with what I was actually shooting. I had a whole apple, and then a bowl of fruit. It was interesting how changing the subject matter changed my composition planning. Same light source, same table, same backdrop, different subject and suddenly I needed different angles.
This was my first time really being intentional with this. I am satisfied with my results, but I know there is room for improvement.
My husband's birthday was last week. His favorite dessert is cannoli. I make a batch every year for his birthday. It's an involved process, so it's not one that I do often. Usually just on his birthday. That's what makes them so special. I grabbed a few shots of the process, and I was quite pleased with them.
|The cannoli dough, rolled and ready to cut out.|
|Single raw shell, on the roller prior to baking|
|All fried, stuffed, and garnished. Ready to eat. |
Fun Fact: In Italian, all words end in a vowel. a, o, e or i. If it ends in an A or O, it's singular. If it ends in an E or an I, it's plural. Furthermore, each singular vowel has a specific plural vowel. If the singular verison ends in A, the plural version ends in E. If the singular ends in O, the plural ends in I. So cannoli is plural and the singular form of the word is cannolo. Musicians out there will be interested to note that timpani is also an Italian word and therefore is also plural. The singular would be timpano. If you have a set of the drums, it's timpani. But just one drum is timpano. Yeah ... it's weird and unnatural. But if someone asks for cannolis or timpanis, those words don't exist.