The class lasts 6 weeks and will cover topics like background, lighting, editing, props, styling and camera techniques. I will be required to complete 5 projects, 3 blogs posts, do required reading, take quizzes and I will receive a grade for all the work I do. By the end of my class, I should have a food photography portfolio! My goal is to move forward with my photography skills to not only take the best pictures I can to showcase on my blog but to be able to share what I’ve learned with you as well!
Whipperberry : I’ve been a follower of Whipperberry for so long and I love her food photography as well as her pictures of crafts. I like the backgrounds Heather chooses and I think that food in a jar is so cute although it is used so much by everyone. I’ve been inspired by the little extra touches she adds as well, like burlap and baker’s twine.
The Pioneer Woman: I think everyone knows who The Pioneer Woman is! I love that she has photography tips to try to help out her readers. In her food posts, I think it is really helpful that she puts lots of pictures of the process of making the recipe. I like the bright, saturated colors in her pictures with the darker backgrounds. It feels like her pictures are dark and bright at the same time which I suppose means there is a lot of contrast. I’ve gotten some photography tips, great recipes and inspiration to take pictures of not only the finished product but the process as well.
Tidy Mom: Cheryl’s pictures make me want to make (or just eat) whatever she posted about. I like the styling and the pictures of the process which have both inspired me.
White On Rice Couple: They have the most beautiful food and food styling. I came across a link someone posted to White On Rice a long time ago and fell in love that the first glance. Not only do they make it look fantastic, they have food photography tips. They also have videos on their website. I love watching photographers in action and here is a link to one that I enjoyed: http://whiteonricecouple.com/films-documentaries/assignment/ As for what I’ve learned from them: have fun, love what you are doing and try new ideas and techniques.
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