"FoodPhotography" news and stories
In addition to being a downright lovely book, it is also accessible and useful. It touches on every aspect of the egg, from chemistry and safety, to how to best storage your eggs and ways in which you can get the best flavor out of them. It starts with the basics of hardboiled eggs (although I'm guessing you probably already have that covered) and proceeded to walk you through some of the most glorious frittatas, omelets, mousses, custards and baked egg delights. If you often have people over for brunch, this book will help you think about using eggs in new and creative ways. I can't wait to try out some of its recipes.
That is the title of a great article from blogger, celebrity TV chef and photographer Benjamin Christie.
He opens with "most of us don't have the time to go to great lengths to create the perfect shot, so here are a few ideas, tips and more on how you can achieve your perfect food photo" which about sums up the post - he covers the equipment he uses and the reasons why, the three types of food photography (Close in (food only) and all in focus, Close in with limited depth of field and Table setting elements providing character and a reference situation). Each has a great photograph as an illustration.
He concludes with a few hints in regards to lighting. Worth a read for all budding foodporn image takers.
For those with camera and a penchant for a little piece of foodporn may like to join in with the new themes at Foodography and Still Life With... As it is the start of a new month so new themes have been selected for these two flickr groups.
Foodography has had Sam select Liquid as the theme. Thinking less wine and drink (after all my theme last month was wine bottle and glass) more creative shots of liquidised food, olive oils, sauces, reductions, gravy boats and the like. But of course there is nothing to stop you going the smoothie route or taking pictures of cooling cocktails complete with condensation just to get the taste buds going!
Still Life With... has Food and People as the theme. Something I tend never to include in photos is people. Here perhaps I should get out and take some snaps of my local Starbucks staff or that greasy little man in the kebab van... another great theme to get you snapping!
With such an excellent image who could not have expected Bron to win! The Does My Blog Look Good In This photo competition for July had a record number of entries all expertly handled by Grab Your Fork. The panel of judges selected this wonderful picture as the overall winner. Next months competition moves, as it does each month, to a new host and will be announced shortly.
Now here is one set of delicious food porn images that simply MUST make you hungry!
Not sure how I discovered the site and there isn't much in the way of information of the photographer behind it, so I can only assume he is a pro. The quality of the images are inspirational. But this being a photo gallery site there are no details of the food, no recipes either of course.
The gallery is named after the photographer: Matthew Klein. As with many of these showcasing/promotional sites the design is rather fun too.