I’m in Week 4 of Food Photography by Sony course – the online class I’m taking through Sofab U offered by Collective Bias. I’m learning a lot and I think my food photography skills have really improved. I’m looking forward to putting it all together in the last three weeks of class.
What I’ve learned is that lighting and staging are key. The pictures on my blog have not necessarily reflected the deliciousness of some of the meals I prepare. I want my pictures to look as good as the food actually tastes! Since starting this class, I realized that I simply have not been paying attention to the details. Midday light, flash free photography, simple backgrounds, careful staging, basic editing: these five principles can make or break a picture. I’ve really started looking at attractive food pictures on other blogs and in magazines and I think I’m finally getting it.
I’m still on the prowl for nice, simple props – pretty plates and linens. I also need to get something to simplify my backdrops because paper taped to the wall isn’t quite cutting it. And finally, I’ve got to figure out this white balance and understand why I’m getting blue-ish backgrounds when I swear my paper is white.
What do you think of my pictures? I can’t wait to show you how it all ends for me! I love blogging! I can’t believe all the fun things I have learned in the year and a half that I’ve been writing Simplify, Live, Love.
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoy my new photography.