For this week’s challenge, we’ll photograph something that is a part of all of our lives: Food and Drink.
There are several reason why I love photographing food: Firstly, delicious looking food is such a great way to capture the viewer’s attention, especially if they’re a bit hungry. As well, you have almost full control over your subject– you can arrange everything just the way that you like, in order to get that perfect shot. (Compare this to street photography, where you must rely on a bit of luck.) Finally, since there are so many different types of foods, dishes, and arrangements, you have near limitless photo options.
As always, let’s take a look at some examples:
This photo was so much fun to take: I went to the store and bought the tastiest-looking deserts I could find, then arranged them as pleasingly as I could. I spent an hour or so photographing everything, then got to enjoy a very tasty reward when I finished 🙂
This photo was taken for Jeanie’s, “Glass without Reflections” challenge from last year. I wanted to make this photo look as much like an advertisement as I could, so I took care to give it a nice, uncluttered background.
This photo was taken for Beverly’s Challenge, where I wanted to photograph something with bright, bold colors. Naturally, I thought of tasty doughnuts.
So far, my three examples have been cakes, cookies, soda, and doughnuts. (Can you tell that I have a bit of a sweet tooth?) However, the choice of subject is up to you, as long as it’s at least somewhat related to food and/or drink.
You can choose to photograph a more healthy subject, as with this gorgeous photo of a grapefruit…
… or you can go with a slightly less healthy option, as with this stunning photo of a bacon cheeseburger. As before, you are welcome to photograph most anything, as long as it includes some form of food and/or drink.
For this week’s challenge, I want everyone to take a photograph that involves some form of food and/or drink. The choice is up to you: Healthy food, junk food, homemade food, or fast food. It can be food you like, or food you always hated. It can be a small morsel or a big feast. As well, the food doesn’t necessarily need to fill the entire photo. Instead, if you choose, the food be a smaller part of the overall scene.
Creative, out-of-the-box ideas are always allowed and encouraged. Get your camera, be creative, and have fun!
The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple:
- Post one original photograph to our active community on our Facebook Group, Flickr Group or 500PX group (or all three). Tag the photo: #10thanniversaryphotochallenge #2018photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
- The shot should be a new shot you took this week, for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
- Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2018 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge is fun and easy.