“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” ~ Harriet Van Horne
Food and photography make a beautiful match. Food provides vivid colors and varying textures naturally for photographers. From shooting ingredients, to prep work in a kitchen, to the finished product, and even nibbled on creation, the shooting possibilities are endless. I personally find photographing food a challenge, but being passionate about both makes me strive to take better food shots. A beautiful photo of a dish instantly draws me in. I have made many a recipe, and bought many a food magazine, or cookbook simply from falling in love with someone else’s photographs. When I pick up a new cookbook the first thing I do is thumb through the pages in hopes of seeing beautiful food, if I find that then I am compelled to dive in. Some photographers have a signature style when it comes to photographing food. I think a lot of that has to do with composition and styling. The perfect plate, linens, glassware, really add to a photo. From the rustic farm table, to the refined china, I am continually inspired.
Lets have a feast for our eyes today. Share a favorite food shot and your thoughts on the subject. Do you style food shots? Do you have a favorite table, cup, plate that you find yourself photographing again and again? Do you find that you are more passionate about food from photos?