It’s a new year and I have a new project! If you follow my blog or my Facebook statuses, you know that I love both creating recipes and photographing food – so it was absolutely my lucky day to stumble upon a group of like-minded foodies and photographers from The Bloom Forum who were putting together a monthly challenge group for food photography and styling. I was a little late in joining the group, but managed to get on board with these fantastic ladies just before the January assignment was due.
On the 20th of each month, we will be posting our completed assignments on our blogs. Each month presents a different challenge but all will be stylized food photo shoots. Additionally, our blogs will be linked to form a “blog circle” so that the reader can click from one blog to the next very quickly and easily to view everyone’s completed assignment. We would love to have lots of readers follow us every month!
I already love this group – we are all eager to connect, become more proficient, willing to share our areas of expertise or knowledge, and to support and kindly critique one another. Our personal goals for embarking on this year-long journey vary from individual to individual, but collectively I think we all like the process of improving our skills and having a platform upon which to share our images.
Drum roll please! Our challenge assignment for January is Fruit on a White Background. No props allowed for this one, and just one final image.
I chose the carambola for my fruit, which is also known as the starfruit.
I have the worst light in my house, so I needed to use my (new) Lowel EGO lights. I shot in manual at f/5.0, 1/320, and ISO 640 with my 24-70 f/2.8L lens. Here is a pullback of the shot:
Please continue through our blog circle – next up is Laurie Vengoechea; San Diego and Riverside County Food Photographer – who gets the big high five for starting our group! Her images rock – please check out her post!
Hope to see you back here for February’s assignment – thanks for taking a look at what we’re doing.