I recently started watching a Creative Live online course presented by Food Photographer Andrew Scrivani and instantly wanted to go out and purchase some new props for food photography projects. It was a great time to purchase said items with all the Christmas Day sales.
So off I went with the intent of buying a couple of linen tea towels and napkins. Hmmm that was where I went wrong. Having a set intent. I was doomed to fail in my quest from the start. What I ended up coming home with was some cool finds. Lots of textures and base props. Tomorrow I am hoping to do some food photography to show all these cool pops off. So will have to wait and see.
I’m thinking this colourful placemat will be a great base for some watermelon. I love how it doubles with the neutral colour on the back. I will have to find a cool plate to strategically position slices of watermelon and behind it I will have a tall glass of watermelon juice. Makes me feel like summer already. I hope you will like it too when I post these images up in the next few days.
Andrew talks about having a range of base boards in a food photographers collection. I have already a plain black marble and white marble tile which works well with wine bottles and shots of alcoholic drinks. These new marble boards will provide a little texture without being obtrusive. How cute is the little wooden spoon.
That is the other tip Andrew suggested. Always work in small spaces so that there is no need for a large distances. Why fill a large bowl of the chilli or soup when a small version will be easier to work with.
The old cast iron trivet I picked up at an antique place and not sure how I will use it yet. But I just had to have it.
So hopefully the morning is successful and I will add to my portfolio for food and commercial photography. This is an area we are finding a little harder to enter but with a bit more focus I hope 2018 will provide some more opportunities. Chat more soon. Cheers Kat