Food Photography

These are the photographs from my “homework” following the excellent Photography for Business Course I did with

This was an intensive four hour course and Vicki set us a challenge to produce three photographs within two weeks, which she would critique. I have to say that it is not easy taking good photographs and as Vicky would say, “you don’t take a photograph, you make it”. This is difficult if you are Mrs Impatient. However I think it will be really useful to learn how to use a camera properly rather than the snaps I take with the iPhone.

Here are Vicki’s comments on my pics:

Chocolate Chip Cookies in Silver Casket
Chocolate Chip Cookies in Silver Casket

Cookies: this is nice but I would say that it’s the weakest image out of the 3. Your settings are fine and the lighting is good, but I feel that the composition could have been improved slightly. I know we talked about adding context to your images but I do feel the photo would be stronger without the broken biscuits on the table, they don’t look quite as inviting as the ones in the casket! But I am just being really fussy here as it’s still a great image!

 Heather's Homemade Pesto

Heather’s Homemade Pesto

Pesto: I really love this image and I think it’s the strongest out of the 3. Your settings are good, lighting is great and I like the composition. I have no tips to give here as the image works really well as it is!

Orange and Almond Cake with Pomegranate
Orange and Almond Cake with Pomegranate

Orange cake: this image works really well compositionally, I love the angle you’ve used. The only thing I would say is it would have worked better to focus on the cake right at the front of the shot and then let the others blur away in the background. It looks like you have focussed on the cake to the left of the frame – was this accidental or deliberate? This is a good image anyway, but if the focus had been on the front cake this would have been amazing!

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