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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Westerville Farmer's Market | Food Photographer Columbus Ohio

Took my weekly trip to the Westerville Farmer's Market yesterday!

I was delighted to see my good friends there too, shopping away, enjoying the chocolate covered strawberries from Sugar Inc: Artisan Tea and Bakery!

It's great seeing all those familiar faces, the vendors I love talking to, but may love their food just a bit more. :) One of my favorites being Sweet Thing Gourmet, a jam company that has put all other jams to shame. Mark, one of the owners, kindly ignored my camera and let me take a few photos of him, below.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Commercial Food Photography Studio

Recipe of the Month:
Blueberry Boy Bait

This recipe came to me by request, from a certain someone who loves blueberries. He found the recipe on SmittenKitchen, and I figured, why not? Trader Joe's had blueberries that looked too good to pass up, and I was on a baking spree anyway, so I figured I'd throw this one in the mix. It was very simple to make, and will be perfect for breakfast (like a mix between a muffin and coffee cake), and a snack, and dinner....Don't worry, it's healthy; there's fruit in it!

Here are a few photos of the batter. I always scrape the bowl clean, no batter will go to waste at my house!

And here are a few hurried shots of the final product. Every food photo shoot is a process. I start with what I like most, but then move onto different angles, and points of focus. Then I begin to add in elements and deconstruct the subject. You can't go backwards with food, so I always start with the least destructive option.
1. The first image was shot from the back of the piece of cake I cut. I say the back, because it was the side that was falling apart, but I liked how it looked anyway.
2. The second shot is of the clean side, the front. While it looks okay, I think it's too straight, and doesn't look as bite-worthy as the other side.
3. The third one is shot from higher up so the focus goes further in the background and you get to see the fork cutting into the cake. I like this one best, because it shows the product well, but is also interactive. I feel like I'm about to eat it.
4. The fourth one I shot to get closer up into the cake with the fork, but the piece in the front doesn't look all that appealing, so I'd stick with #3.

Which one do you like best?