Food Photography

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For the food photography assignment in Foods 11, I took photos of the mint-chocolate chip cupcakes I baked the night before. I looked on my phone to see if I was able to alter settings such as shutter speed and ISO but couldn’t find anywhere to change the defaults. I also didn’t have natural light to work with as I took the photos in my kitchen in the evening so I did my best to light the shots in a muted way without too much glare. I also wanted to make sure that even though it wasn’t a meal so it wouldn’t make sense to have cutlery and such in the photo, there was still texture, which is why I included the plate and positioned it on my counter in front of the back-splash.

2 Comments on Food Photography

  1. John Sarte
    September 16, 2016 at 4:48 am (3 years ago)

    Looks delicious. Good to see that you were considering lighting but of course there are limitations in the evening. At school we have the lights from the green screen that would have worked perhaps. I think the improvement would be to dress up the surrounding area to tell a story. Maybe a fork, a glass of milk, a napkin. If you had taken the photo when you were baking, a hero shot might have all the bakeware and ingredients in the background. These are just suggestions.

    • Mackenzie
      September 16, 2016 at 6:14 pm (3 years ago)

      I did consider showing the bakeware but unfortunately I baked them the day before so everything was already put away. I considered having the stand mixer in the background but found it reflected me taking the photo and that was not visually pleasing in the shot.


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