food photography is hard
my stretch goal for in 2018 was is to add the occasional food photo, but do it in a STILL blog style. i thought it would be pretty straightforward–just treat the food as i would a nature specimen. isolate it on a white background. pick an angle that emphasizes some aspect of the subject, either the graphic form, or the natural beauty, or the ingenious design. all my usual tricks. but it is proving to be so much harder than that. i can’t tell yet why that is so. perhaps we are all too familiar with food products? or maybe it’s that there is so much food photography out there that it’s really hard to do anything new? i don’t know. anyway, i am struggling. in a good way. i feel challenged. i’m excited for the local growing season to start so i can start getting better subject materials. it is good to feel like an amateur again.
peeled granny smith apple