Food | CM Blog Circle Challenge

This month I’ve been working on a few things, one of them is the Clickin’ Mom’s Blog circle challenge, each month a group of talented mama photographers get together and shoot for a specific theme, this month’s theme was food. Although I had never had a huge interest in shooting food before I had taken a workshop on food photography at the Photoshop World Convention in Washington DC last year. I remembered that the key to food photography was to have very fresh food and beautiful backlighting. While I had originally planned on photographing my son and I baking up some of my delicious homemade bread, Valentine’s Day came and my wonderful hubby surprised me with chocolate covered strawberries from Edible Arrangement’s so I just could’t resist. Instead of immediately stuffing my face with the yummy chocolate covered fruit I took a few pictures instead. Here are a few of the images on my take on food, enjoy!  Next stop by the awesome Solene Lombardo’s Blog to view her take on food!
Poor Man's Macro

Example of freestyle lensing, with a 50mm canon lens, hand held I brought my body closer and further away from the subject until I achieved the desired composition and sharpness, I sometimes use this method to photograph baby toes, eye lashes or little baby lips

And just because I like to see pull backs here is what I did, I used two reflectors, cut one in half and used Caspian’s table to setup. propped up the halved reflector with the two chairs to concentrate the light in one place. I used only natural light from this window and the same window served as backlight, a key element to food photography

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  • SoleneMarch 2, 2013 - 2:31 pm

    Jenne, it is fantastic, beautiful photo and very very yummy treat !
    Thanks for sharing your pull backs too 😉ReplyCancel

  • LyndaMarch 2, 2013 - 4:55 pm

    Love the shots! My 50mm is my favorite lens. Thanks for sharing your pull backs.ReplyCancel

  • TeriMarch 4, 2013 - 4:22 pm

    Wow! 1st, I’m amazed that you got Strawberries in February. 2nd, love the pics, especially the free lensing ones, and 3rd, thank you so much for the pullback. I love seeing how people take their shots and getting tips and tricks on how to do it.ReplyCancel

  • Karen CooleyMarch 5, 2013 - 5:00 pm

    Oh wow! Love them all, and so cool to find out about freestyling. Would love to hear more about that! And backlighting? Ok, I need to give food photography again. I had no backlighting in mine! Great shots and love the pullback! It helps!!ReplyCancel