Food Photography Styling Walkthrough – Cantaloupe – As I roll along with my blog, one thing has become clear to me: I want to be a food photography artist. Artiste, even. I want to take stunning shots that make me go wow.
Until recently, I was so hung up in I can’t do it! land…that I couldn’t. You have no idea. It wasn’t pretty. But now I’m letting myself relax and not stress out about my photography, and it’s actually getting better. Now that I’ve stopped being hard on myself, I can chill out and enjoy the journey. That more than anything is helping my photography improve.
If you tend to be a little hard on yourself, this is for you. When we’re not busy being hard on ourselves, we actually have good and great ideas. So don’t be hard on yourself. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and if it was it would be a hot mess.
To help me slow down and really take in what I’m doing with my photography, I’m going to start posting these walkthroughs. It’s all the little tweaks I make to a shot, slowed down frame by frame. Doing this helps me stop and think about my pic, about what I like and what I want to change and why. So let’s do this!
I want this to be a scene about cutting up melon. Cantaloupe has a sort of moody taste to me, so I want this pic to be a little moody. I’m all about the seeds in the center, those look neat. The way I cut it I accidentally didn’t go clean across; you can see how it slopes off to the right. I’ll focus on these things.
1. Cantaloupe. Just laying there. I’m not loving it. Think I’ll get some dishes involved. ISO 400, f/4.5, shutter speed 100. Slightly underexposed for moodiness.
That’s going to be it for this pic. I feel like it’s getting across everything I wanted it to, and I like the way it looks.
Till next time, take care! ~Gin 🙂