Okay you guys, I’ve never been considered the “funny” friend. But I’m sure you will laugh at my first attempt at shooting food photography.
I decide to start off with some shots of the ingredients… Because all good food photographers/bloggers do that right? Look at that gorgeous shot of my Walmart cinnamon. So hipster. So Organic. (Not at all.)
Then you have to add a photo of all the ingredients before you mix them right? Well somehow these gorgeous shots that talents blogged do so effortlessly looks like crap when I attempt it.
YAS. Look at those dry ingredients. Clearly this is going to be the most delicious batch of muffins to ever grace this planet. I don’t even know why I thought these photos looked good when I took them. I feel like that girl who gets a camera for her birthday then starts telling everyone she’s a photographer. (I promise I have taken plenty of college-level photography courses.)
Wow. So artsy. Look at that spilled flour.
Honestly you guys these are so bad I should just stop showing you these photos because they’re so embarrassing. It’s like I didn’t even learn anything from the tutorials I showed you in my last post.
Okay they’re slightly getting better. At least in this one I have some decent props. I think I work better with props and finished products. See that platter? I’ll be talking about that in my video I am filming for you guys.
I reached out to some friends in the Build + Bloom Facebook group to ask for some preset recommendations for food photography. Someone mentioned Fuji – Mastin Labs for a light and airy look, and for a moodier look anything by Tribe Archipelago. I purchased the LXCN pack after I edited these photos, and I might give editing them another shot just to see if they make these look any better.
I think my biggest problem with the photos was I was relying completely on natural light. By the time I was done baking the light was pretty poor. Fall in the midwest is notoriously overcast, so you can’t always rely on natural light to take your photos. Now that I have a lighting kit I will have to give it another shot.
I can’t wait to talk all about my new favorite tools/props in the video so make sure you check back soon for it!