After I watched an interview with food and travel photographer Penny de los Santos last week, I knew I wanted to write a post on creating different moods with food photography. Although I enjoy looking at perfect food photos
that almost always lack some personality, I also love food photography in travel magazines (think of National Geographic). Unlike carefully arranged food photos, those ‘street’ photos usually tell a story and evoke emotion.
If you don’t know what I mean, here’s an example of a carefully arranged shot (by one of Penny’s students) and food prepared by a professionally chef (image on the left). Although one can say the mood of this photo could be described as elegant or sophisticated, to me – those are not the words I want to hear about my meal. The photo on the right creates more of a street photography mood. Although not as elegant as the first one, I have a desire to eat those shrimps right away.
I don’t know about you but I like to see and eat food that looks homey, cozy, yummy, and a bit messy. True, elegance is also nice but I am not sure how tasty it is. What about you? What kind of food photos you like to see or take?
Linking up to
This and That @ DebDuty.Com
Shoot. Edit. Submit. @ Through a Photographer’s Eye.
Andi @ The Hollie Rouge.
If you have a food shot you’d like to show off, please feel welcome to link it up to Weekly Photo Stew this week too.
The rules are simple:
1. Make your photograph about food or beverages.
2. Tell us about that photograph: share a photo tip, recipe, or a story behind it.
3. Submit the URL to your food photo post or a specific Flickr image, NOT your home page or album URL.
4. Please, include a link back to my blog in your post or Flickr image description. You can grab the button below or use a text link. Note: Linked photos without the backlink will be removed.
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