Monthly Challenge – Food Photography

I recently joined another blog circle of photographers where we will have different monthly challenges. While I  missed the first month’s “close-up” portraiture, I joined in time to try my hand at food photography.

As I have not been home for a while, I didn’t get much time to play around with this. It’s kind of fun! I think I will experiment a little more as time allows.

For this one, I thought trying to mimic still-life food paintings might be neat. Now, I don’t have a lot of space and the best light I get is next to my high-chair. If I could try this again, I would have a small table on which I could drape my table linen.

This first attempt was before I read about how you should edit images for food.
Then I read that actual colors are best and I should not do any adjustments. So, I ended up with this.While I like that there is black in the background, I did not like that it draped over the high-chair. So my eldest held it up for me. (And I did not like that either.) So, for next time I would lay it out as I mentioned earlier.

I do, however, prefer the apple on the left lying down.

This last one is to remember how my husband always makes me such beautiful breakfasts. This also happens to be my quasi-paleo staple breakfast. Pretty colors, right? And fresh greens from our garden. Yum, yum.

Please continue through the circle and check out Lisa’s food challenge photos at

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  • CaryMarch 2, 2013 - 1:26 pm

    Love the experimentation phases, the last one looks fantastic and is making me hungry! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Judy WhitmoreMarch 2, 2013 - 3:56 pm

    Beautiful……..and what a wonderful husband! That looks delicious!ReplyCancel

  • SarahMarch 2, 2013 - 4:46 pm

    Wonderful! I love the last photo – does he give husband lessons? LolReplyCancel

  • Tracey StoneMarch 2, 2013 - 6:02 pm

    Oh, it does look like still life! Welcome to the circle. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Holly ThompsonMarch 3, 2013 - 3:41 am

    Andrea, love how you improved each photo and talked us through the process. That last image is awesome! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • LisaMarch 6, 2013 - 3:18 am

    wow- that last image has me craving breakfast food now 🙂 Yum!ReplyCancel

  • DawneMarch 6, 2013 - 3:52 pm

    Wow! Look at that breakfast! Beautiful! And love your progression of of fruit photos… very helpful!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle BMarch 9, 2013 - 12:18 am

    Wow that last image makes me super hungry!!!! Thanks for sharing the evolution of the images. It is hard to photograph food but you did great!ReplyCancel

  • JennyMarch 29, 2013 - 4:23 pm

    I love that you included the experimenting process and that breakfast just looks amazing!ReplyCancel

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