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Old 08/15/2014, 07:34 PM   #1
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"Food" picture thread

Post your pics. I'll chime in tomorrow. If you post a dish, the recipe please.


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Old 08/15/2014, 09:21 PM   #2
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What's the due date? Sunday evening or Monday?


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Old 08/15/2014, 09:50 PM   #3
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Sunday, by like 8 ET.


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Old 08/16/2014, 11:52 AM   #4
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I'll kick things off with my goofy entry.




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Old 08/16/2014, 01:07 PM   #5
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Old 08/16/2014, 08:20 PM   #6
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I tried all week to get a nice photo of a sunset over a bean or corn field, but EVERY EVENING clouds came over the horizon and blocked it. So I took a half crappy pic set tonight and was going to be miserable entering it, but decided to make myself a snack while uploading the set. Digging around the cupboard I found something everybody loves - sprinkles!!!




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Old 08/16/2014, 10:40 PM   #7
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Ken you have me stumped! What is that? All I see is Sanjay Joshi light intensity profiles!

Yes, I do need to get out more.


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Old 08/17/2014, 07:45 PM   #11
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Cake batter!

My youngest and I made a "tie dye" cake. It came out awesome. Tons of color manipulation fun for kids. And adults.

This was right before baking. 3 dye colors (red, yellow, blue) combine for 6 batter colors. They are just about as bright after baking. Fat bands of each color in the sliced cake.

A lot of small bowls though (6 for each layer, 12 altogether).


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Ok Nick, pick a winner.


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Old 08/17/2014, 10:53 PM   #13
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My first post here.
Shot from Iphone 5
  • Neapolitan ice cream
  • Banana
  • Strawberry

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Old 08/18/2014, 05:19 AM   #14
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As usual, all great entries! As much as I wanted to choose the meat bus, I have to say that Reef Bass' picture is mesmerizing, and stood out most to me, so that's my choice.

The funny thing was that I originally thought it was just tie dye bowls - I had no idea that was batter in there. I think we all deserve a slice now...


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Old 08/18/2014, 09:23 AM   #16
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i'm late but i just love food photography
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Cake batter!

My youngest and I made a "tie dye" cake. It came out awesome. Tons of color manipulation fun for kids. And adults.
Very nice. Congrats on the win!

When my kids were little I'd make a custom cake for bdays. One year the request was for a butterfly cake. You wouldn't believe how many butterflies it takes to make a cake!

So where is the 'after' pic?


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Old 08/18/2014, 09:34 AM   #19
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Ever think your dog eats better than you do?
Shot a series of these recently for Kroger's new dog food packaging. This was a salmon and sweet potato variety.




Here's a setup shot of a simple orange photo.




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Who had the spray bottle???


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Who had the spray bottle???
Me. Glycerin and water mix.


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Dog food?! That looks like Reef Bass food to me. Did I miss an invite in the mail? d2Mini, now that's a food shot! I think it's neat how you got it to suspend in mid air like that over an all white background.

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As usual, all great entries! As much as I wanted to choose the meat bus, I have to say that Reef Bass' picture is mesmerizing, and stood out most to me, so that's my choice.
Thanks. Jesse's meat bus was also my hypothetical choice (that just sounds wrong). The ambiguity and brightness of the colors in my entry to me made it unusual in a "food" theme, which is why I submitted it. I admit technically it's not a great photo.

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Very nice. Congrats on the win!

When my kids were little I'd make a custom cake for bdays. One year the request was for a butterfly cake. You wouldn't believe how many butterflies it takes to make a cake!

So where is the 'after' pic?
Thanks John. Your line about the butterflies has me laughing, and I haven't even had much coffee yet.

As far as an after pic, imagine a macro of a plate with lots of Technicolor crumbs and frosting smudges. It was surprisingly tasty. My youngest's cousins wanted to pretty much body paint themselves with it.

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This is going to ruin my reputation as a grouchy old curmudgeon, but this week's theme is "love". The image should invoke feelings of love in the viewer.


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Old 08/18/2014, 10:27 AM   #23
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d2mini, thanks for the setup shot. I like how with two light sources you basically have 4, reflecting the primary sources onto the sides and back of the subject, creating very even lighting overall and enhancing the edges. Your choice to fill the darker side with a warmer orangey light rather than a brighter whiter light works for me. And it looks like your trusty spray bottle saw some action too.

How long do your prepared shots stay "fresh"? Do you need to touch them up frequently? While it's probably not a huge issue with an orange, I'd imagine that eventually more delicate edible subjects, like a lettuce leaf, might dehydrate and wrinkle, fold or flop inappropriately or in a visually undesirable manner? How long is your working window?


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How long do your prepared shots stay "fresh"? Do you need to touch them up frequently? While it's probably not a huge issue with an orange, I'd imagine that eventually more delicate edible subjects, like a lettuce leaf, might dehydrate and wrinkle, fold or flop inappropriately or in a visually undesirable manner? How long is your working window?
I wish I could find it now, but I read an article a long time ago on how experts made foods look "fresh" during photo shoots. It was a pretty interesting read, especially when they got into the topic of "replacement" (i.e., wood glue instead of milk on cereal box shots, motor oil instead of pancake syrup, etc.). Not everyone did this, but it was interesting nonetheless.


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Yeah, I'll do some basic styling, and I'm not a full time photog, i just do it when needed at our graphic design agency, but a GOOD food stylist is worth their weight in GOLD and they are far and few between. There is all kinds of crazy things they do. A few of my favorite are stuffing ravioli with mashed potato, using play-doh instead of real ice cream, lightly browning a steak in a pan and then putting grill marks on with a blow torch... lots of cool stuff!

And here's some shots I just did using the elmers glue trick for cereal like mentioned above.




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