Food Photography

Hello everyone! I’ve recently had to photograph food for my Advanced Advertising and Illustration class. Before campus got shut down I had an idea of what I was going to photograph in the lighting studio on campus all planned out. But with this virus I couldn’t carry out my original plan.

So on to Plan B! This backup plan involved me baking. I would say that I’m pretty good at baking, but if you ask one of my family members how my baking is they might disagree, mostly because their comments usually go something like “why are half of them burnt to a crisp and the other half cooked just right.” Well, I really don’t have an answer as to why I burn some and not the others.

Since I decided to bake for this project, I roped in some of my family members to help me. I enlisted my two little sisters since they are actually really good at baking, so I had confidence that we wouldn’t burn anything!

We decided to make chocolate chip cookies. We pre-heated the oven, mixed all the ingredients together, and started to shape the cookies. We are all impatient people, so while one tray of cookies were baking in the oven we were sampling the cookie dough. I use the word “sampling” very loosely- we ate a lot of the cookie batter.

Once we baked the rest of the dough, without burning anything, we let the cookies cool down on cooling racks before I photographed them and we ate them. This was the hard part, as I said before we are very impatient, so to pass time we played UNO.

I was very happy with how the cookies looked. Nothing was burnt! When it came to photographing the cookies I struggled on finding a place with good lighting because I don’t have any studio equipment in my house. But I was able to find a spot! I went over to my neighbors house and used his large window in his kitchen when the lighting was just right because there is a kitchen table right in front of the window. I was very happy with how the photographs came out!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

That’s all for this week. Stay safe! Stay healthy! I’ll talk to you all next week!

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