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bear
06-20-2010, 02:24 AM
I thought it'd be nice to have a thread for food photography. I'm no studio photographer in regards to lighting and such but I quite like taking shots of food. Typically after I've made it and right before I eat it. :)

A few old ones:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4489894492_e8012ab35c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bear__/4489894492/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2629/3912750764_1b2b311df1.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bear__/3912750764/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2647/3786709263_9b2799eeaf.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bear__/3786709263/)

ej
06-20-2010, 04:41 AM
Interesting. Perhaps I will try my hand at this sometime.

The raspberry and blueberries -- this I quite like!

marci
06-20-2010, 06:16 AM
Those are lovely, Bear!

One of my favorite websites for recipes is Foodgawker. I love that they always include quality photos with their dishes. Unfortunately, I don't have much to share. Here's a random bunch.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/mmmmarmar/b50e2075.jpg

This may not count, but Ramune is my favorite drink in the world! At the time of shooting this, peaches were nowhere to be found in the city. Peach shortage at the worst possible time! Lychee as well. (I also had a lychee flavored Ramune with me.)
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/mmmmarmar/3a8d4572.jpg

I will never eat sherbet again, after two takes of doing this. ;l
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/mmmmarmar/1d6edc1b.jpg?t=1277010437

JayPeaches
06-20-2010, 06:20 AM
Bear, that second shot is beautiful (the one of the raisin bread, I think). I love the china you chose. Everyone's shots are so delicate, so here's something greasy and juicy:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4658980276_00e64351b7.jpg

And a veggie burger for balance. ;)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2755/4454316501_8216698496.jpg

bear
06-20-2010, 02:40 PM
ej - yes! ;)

marci - Thank you! Your pear shot is one of my favorites. I recall you posting that a while back. The tones and textures are wonderful. The sherbet is fun! How long did that take you?

JayPea - Thank you. They are blueberry scones. I came across that china recently and decided it was time to trade in the old stuff. I love it. Your non-veggie burger shot is great. Very pleasing composition.

beanstew
06-20-2010, 02:49 PM
I photograph my food as well for a thread on another forum. I don't really go in for fancy presentation. Just a bit pile of noms.


http://beanstew.co.uk/static/images/chick-pea-concoction-20100328.jpg

http://beanstew.co.uk/static/images/pizza-20100307.jpg

marci
06-20-2010, 07:24 PM
marci - Thank you! Your pear shot is one of my favorites. I recall you posting that a while back. The tones and textures are wonderful. The sherbet is fun! How long did that take you?

Thanks! I've been a lazy photographer, I really need to start shooting again. Sorry for the repeats! :(

The sherbert took two tries. I'm glad the studio was empty that day! I had the cone on a light table that wasn't 100% level and I couldn't move/rotate the cone to eat it because the texture wasn't uniform. Cue bending over table to the eat cone trying not to move it too much. By the time I got to cone #2, I had to spit it out. I was feeling mighty sick! It's funny because I have it hanging in my kitchen (about 40" wide) and I still sometimes feel sick while looking at it.

marci
06-20-2010, 10:14 PM
If I had to pick three things to eat for the rest of my life, these would be them without a doubt. From my favorite restaurant in the world:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/mmmmarmar/19f5b299.jpg
Rad Nar
Stir fried tofu, broccoli and carrot, with a brown sauce, served over pan fried rice noodles.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/mmmmarmar/6246c2c8.jpg
Pad Tofu
Stir fried beansprouts, tofu, scallions with garlic.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/mmmmarmar/768fffde.jpg
Thai Vegetarian Spring Rolls
The sauce is so good that I used to secretly sip it with a bite of spring roll. I do this openly now! ;l

MTC
06-21-2010, 03:29 PM
I went through a food phase over the winter but thought it was weird and stopped. Maybe not so much now!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/forumzpics/applesnoranges.jpg

beanstew
06-21-2010, 03:34 PM
Here's a tofu and vegetable curry I made a while back.

http://beanstew.co.uk/static/images/tofu-veg-curry-20100223.jpg

Barbarella
06-24-2010, 01:34 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1124/4728422235_9398a8c686.jpg

JayPeaches
06-24-2010, 01:39 AM
Cuppycakes! nomnomnom

Em
06-27-2010, 07:07 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4739389022_5aee77dcf7_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/4739389022/)

just brought these in from the garden; the kids are planning pancakes. :)

beanstew
06-27-2010, 07:11 PM
I made this last night.

http://beanstew.co.uk/static/images/tagliatelle-broccoli-mushroom-20100626.jpg

m.m
06-28-2010, 01:58 PM
considering i haven't eaten my breakfast yet, viewing this thread was really a bad idea..
but please do not stop.

i don't know if i have the technical knowledge to take such clear pictures of food (with appropriate lighting), but perhaps someday i will give it a try!

lexa
06-30-2010, 07:49 PM
I like taking photos of food and then devouring it. No artistic style required for that.

Pizza!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4143/4749849818_9037607cdc.jpg

Em
06-30-2010, 08:15 PM
you've got a bit of egg on your pizza.

[I've never .. ever .. seen that!]

lexa
06-30-2010, 08:52 PM
Egg on pizza is common in the UK but usually on a spinach and ricotta pizza (this pizza was in Slovenia). I don't have it often but I am a fan of smearing the yolk over the pizza as it adds extra flavour.

JayPeaches
07-01-2010, 12:00 AM
I think it's really unfair that the egg is pretty much only on one slice of the pizza.

Barbarella
12-01-2010, 05:53 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4085/5223628191_a325ccd1b4.jpg

JayPeaches
12-01-2010, 07:42 PM
Oh God. I WANT!

Barbarella
12-14-2010, 12:39 AM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1338.snc4/163094_472080194229_752439229_5905551_2682229_n.jpg

Stephanie
12-14-2010, 07:31 PM
I love taking pics of food we make :)

These are kinda old, but whatever!

Vegetables pre-roasting:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3238/2964903569_600eb08c6f.jpg

Fish 'n chips (smoked salmon on chips with crème fraiche, chives):

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1081/4732798569_14e2fb4760.jpg

Pan seared foie gras with sea salt:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5166/5261620408_cf9cfa1e21.jpg

Best salad on the planet:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5123/5261620314_43aeab5493.jpg

Stephanie
12-14-2010, 07:33 PM
Barb, what are those? They look like yummy pastry but it says duck, so I'm torn LOL

Barbarella
12-14-2010, 07:39 PM
Raspberry pastries in a duck shape! :)

Stephanie
12-14-2010, 10:57 PM
LOL totally weird, I didn't see the duck shape at first! There it is!

Elly
12-17-2010, 03:05 PM
Best salad on the planet:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5123/5261620314_43aeab5493.jpgCalifornia Cobb? Deconstructed ceasar? That does look amazing! :p

beanstew
12-19-2010, 08:48 PM
This is what I've just stuffed myself with:

http://beanstew.co.uk/static/images/roast-20101219.jpg

I don't do fancy presentation. Just a big pile of grub to be scoffed. :)

Em
02-15-2011, 06:08 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5254/5448738916_60ee83b160_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/5448738916/)
lunch! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/5448738916/) by External Focus (http://www.flickr.com/people/externalfocus/), on Flickr


spring lettuce
turkey breast
herb croutons
dried cranberries
pecan halves
tomato + basil feta cheese
diced apples
raspberry vinaigrette

commence nomming! [love2]

Em
02-15-2011, 09:14 PM
dessert, too!


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4146/5448496907_d01b673ef2.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/5448496907/)
chocolate v.1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/5448496907/) by External Focus (http://www.flickr.com/people/externalfocus/), on Flickr


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5217/5448497023_d212ea3090.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/5448497023/)
chocolate v.2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/5448497023/) by External Focus (http://www.flickr.com/people/externalfocus/), on Flickr

wout
02-25-2011, 11:31 AM
That's no dessert, that's heaven in a cup and saucer!

Em
02-25-2011, 12:26 PM
It has been [and continues to be] quite tasty! It's funny because I am usually not a sweets person at all, but this project assignment brought out the chocoholic lurking inside!

Em
04-10-2011, 09:54 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5264/5606900813_9c7e6c7329.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/5606900813/)

Photo for Project 52, assignment 13: Let's Pour a Beer [or something bubbly]. :)

Barbarella
04-11-2011, 12:59 AM
Nice!

Em
04-11-2011, 03:54 AM
Thanks :)

beanstew
04-11-2011, 09:01 PM
Tonight's dinner was Rajma (Kidney Beans Curry).

http://beanstew.co.uk/static/images/rajma-20110411.jpg
A poorly presented plate of nom. :)

Em
04-17-2011, 03:54 AM
Another food assignment for Project 52:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5301/5625648579_ea58a868b2.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/5625648579/)

This time we did a mock advert for a pharma company. Finished advert can be seen here [and yes, I shot the Fixodent for the ad, as well ;l]:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/5625648681/

This thing kicked my arse all over the place. There were several times, between trying to get the lighting right, dogs and children walking back and forth in front of my camera, phone ringing [omg it never fails], I thought I was going to start throwing fruit at things. I had several different ideas for this ad, but the weather has sucked, so I had to come up with something indoors. Thank jeebus it's over.

JayPeaches
05-03-2011, 02:12 PM
Made these last night. They turned out so cute!

http://home.comcast.net/~jessicasta/cuppycakes.jpg

C33
05-06-2011, 04:10 AM
^ They did!

Love this thread!

Em
05-23-2011, 09:15 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2710/5751730197_dcd71d31b5_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/5751730197/)

Elly
05-24-2011, 05:05 PM
That is an AMAZING pic!!! LOVE it!

Em
05-25-2011, 08:57 PM
Thanks; that was a fun one... glad I didn't burn my house down in the process! :)

Waylon
06-16-2011, 05:47 AM
I LOVE the fact that this thread exists. *booooooost*

Please post more food pr0nz!

Barbarella
06-16-2011, 07:04 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3622/5840140446_39f79074f2.jpg

Waylon
06-16-2011, 09:08 PM
Berries and cream? That's one of my favorite desserts!! mmmmmmmmmmmm

JayPeaches
06-16-2011, 09:10 PM
Beautiful and yummy, Barb!

JayPeaches
07-03-2011, 03:37 PM
Homemade mallorca bread:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6030/5896882983_7cd7fae016.jpg

JayPeaches
07-19-2011, 01:27 AM
A friend of mine has a cooking blog and generates recipes for Viking Range Corporation (and they outfit her kitchen), and she posted an awesome oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe on Facebook the other day. I made them tonight and they are SO. FREAKIN'. GOOD!

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6030/5952863372_e30c333d78_z.jpg

JayPeaches
08-24-2011, 08:27 PM
I made cupcakes for my co-worker's birthday. They turned out so yummy (and I always love to use teal frosting color)!

http://images.instagram.com/media/2011/08/24/d7a819b56a8441a1b46625071a3490f3_7.jpg

SexyDiva
08-24-2011, 11:02 PM
Those look so good and yummy.

just me
08-26-2011, 07:20 PM
You're making me very very hungry!

MTC
08-27-2011, 01:02 AM
New Mexico just wouldn't be New Mexico without them.
http://usera.ImageCave.com/mtcpics/nm%20yum.jpg

Barbarella
08-27-2011, 04:12 AM
Yum!

beanstew
08-28-2011, 10:31 PM
http://beanstew.co.uk/static/images/vegan-omelette-20110828.jpg
Vegan "omelette" made from gram flour batter.

http://beanstew.co.uk/static/images/fruit-salad-20110827.jpg
Fruit salad. Simple but oh so yummy.

beanstew
09-15-2011, 09:07 PM
The vegetable stew I had for dinner.
http://beanstew.co.uk/static/images/vegetable-stew-20110915.jpg
Not well presented but very tasty!

beanstew
09-30-2011, 09:10 PM
http://beanstew.co.uk/static/images/butter-bean-courgette-curry-20110930.jpg
Some kind of butter bean and courgette curry. A bit random but very tasty. :)

Em
01-07-2012, 09:11 PM
homemade turkey pot pie. yummmm.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7174/6654277095_d45ef6f5a4_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6654277095/)
and this is why we don't stand on counters / 7.366 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6654277095/) by External Focus (http://www.flickr.com/people/externalfocus/), on Flickr


Imagine, if you will, the perfect piece of homemade turkey pot pie. It's on the plate, you've artfully arranged the fork, it's being conveyed over to the window where the perfect light is streaming in; you must photograph it. In order to get the right angle, you have to haul your 5' 6" 110 pound carcass up onto the top of the cabinet; something you have forbidden your onlooking 8 year old to ever do on penalty of death. At the moment he blurts out "be careful up there," you begin to sway perilously backwards, grabbing a handful of useless curtain that you yank completely off of the wall on your way to your inevitably painful landing in the floor. The 8 year old looks stunned, and actually says, "wow," right out loud while he gapes at the spectacular swan dive you've just taken in your kitchen in the name of photography. And what is left for you to do in order to salvage your ego and still remain in control? You pick yourself up, brush yourself off, mumble "and this is why we don't stand on the counters," as you limp off to go eat your pie.

Rum 509
01-07-2012, 10:13 PM
I'm a pretty good cook, but lousy at taking appealing pics of it. *subscribes*

These are lovely!

beanstew
01-17-2012, 09:42 PM
The bean stew and dumplings I had for dinner:

http://beanstew.co.uk/static/images/beanstew-20120117.jpg

It was yum and I have plenty left for tomorrow. :)

Zach
01-17-2012, 10:01 PM
How do you make your dumplings?

beanstew
01-17-2012, 10:10 PM
How do you make your dumplings?

With Atora vegetable suet.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41N4yMq2F0L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Mix the suet with self raising flour (twice as much flour as suet by weight), add a little salt, mustard powder, chili powder and herbs, add water to make a dough and form into balls. Drop them on to top of bubbling stew, replace lid and leave for about 20 minutes.

Em
01-18-2012, 12:24 AM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7027/6717222051_92bae396cd_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6717222051/)
busted cherry / 17.366 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6717222051/) by External Focus (http://www.flickr.com/people/externalfocus/), on Flickr

Waylon
01-18-2012, 12:40 AM
Oh my goodness Em, I love that! Very unique.

Em
01-18-2012, 01:13 AM
Thanks! :)

Em
01-25-2012, 09:22 PM
I've been having fun playing with my food this week. Er... photographing it, anyway!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7154/6757363979_6d60d4f0de.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6757363979/)
apple pie (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6757363979/) by External Focus (http://www.flickr.com/people/externalfocus/), on Flickr


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/6760714851_d6bdaca556.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6760714851/)
fried / 25.366 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6760714851/) by External Focus (http://www.flickr.com/people/externalfocus/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7018/6757364071_49fe3fabd6.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6757364071/)
coffee (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6757364071/) by External Focus (http://www.flickr.com/people/externalfocus/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7035/6757364019_34901150a7.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6757364019/)
celery (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6757364019/) by External Focus (http://www.flickr.com/people/externalfocus/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7154/6761657457_fdde64ca97.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6761657457/)
tomato reshoot (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6761657457/) by External Focus (http://www.flickr.com/people/externalfocus/), on Flickr

Joey
01-26-2012, 01:07 AM
This thread is heaven. I want all the things!

Dan
01-26-2012, 11:46 PM
Yeah, me too. Like a DSLR. And a nice prime lens.

Em
01-30-2012, 08:07 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7154/6790813553_1a0ec4e164_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6790813553/)
tea / 30.366 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6790813553/) by External Focus (http://www.flickr.com/people/externalfocus/), on Flickr

Good, but not quite sure it's $6 per box / 18 cups "good."

ej
01-31-2012, 03:51 AM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7007/6758973255_ddb28634ac.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/neur0mancer/6758973255/)

Cookie. You know you want it.

Em
01-31-2012, 11:32 AM
Yes. Did you save me one?

Em
01-31-2012, 06:20 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7003/6796550567_ed04123d5c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6796550567/)
strawberry / 31.366 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6796550567/) by External Focus (http://www.flickr.com/people/externalfocus/), on Flickr

Em
02-02-2012, 09:32 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7169/6808390033_e1bc8f2578_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6808390033/)
bloody mary (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6808390033/) by External Focus (http://www.flickr.com/people/externalfocus/), on Flickr

ej
02-03-2012, 02:41 PM
Nice!

(When I try to work with food colouring, it makes me its bitch, every time.)

Em
02-03-2012, 03:10 PM
The food coloring was a piece of cake... it's the light and definition on the glass that made me go fetal. I forgot a crucial component in separating the glass from the background, and then I fear my 28-80 mysteriously busted mid-shoot, it just stopped focusing [and it's manual focus, so idk]; it hasn't been dropped or excessively jostled. I switched to my 50mm and everything was fine, so... grr. I guess I *was* saying how I wanted a new lens anyway, yo.

Who knows what today shall bring.

Em
02-03-2012, 09:38 PM
Today brought hot cocoa and almond joy pieces!
And a freakin' migraine! Jesus crap I'm sick of those things.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7026/6813266061_9181f561dc_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6813266061/)
hot cocoa / 34.366 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6813266061/) by External Focus (http://www.flickr.com/people/externalfocus/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7023/6813265993_e3408350d6_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6813265993/)
almond joy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6813265993/) by External Focus (http://www.flickr.com/people/externalfocus/), on Flickr

I also need to stop making photos of objects in round containers; it's getting boring.
I need to hit up a flea market for some interesting looking props!

Waylon
02-03-2012, 10:02 PM
That looks like my kind of Bloody Mary. Would you like some tomato juice with your vodka? ;)

Em
02-05-2012, 03:37 AM
;)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7154/6820330675_621d15071a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6820330675/)
water / 35.366 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6820330675/) by External Focus (http://www.flickr.com/people/externalfocus/), on Flickr

I made a pretty big mess in the kitchen.... oops!

Em
02-12-2012, 02:55 AM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7208/6859877949_db35081726_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6859877949/)
brownie bites square / 42.366 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6859877949/) by External Focus (http://www.flickr.com/people/externalfocus/), on Flickr

Em
02-12-2012, 02:29 PM
couple of product shots from yesterday:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7209/6862276065_598379a431_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6862276065/)
m&ms (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6862276065/) by External Focus (http://www.flickr.com/people/externalfocus/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7201/6862276009_48e3acb3e8_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6862276009/)
almond joy pieces (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6862276009/) by External Focus (http://www.flickr.com/people/externalfocus/), on Flickr


[it's the chocolate assignment again for Project 52.... yummmm]

Em
02-22-2012, 08:04 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7061/6921160547_362f4c1d5b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6921160547/)
waldorf spread / 53.366 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6921160547/) by External Focus (http://www.flickr.com/people/externalfocus/), on Flickr


some thoughts on this shoot in the blog: http://emthomasphotography.blogspot.com/2012/02/tuna-waldorf-salad.html

Em
03-09-2012, 12:44 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/6965743497_74f765879d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6965743497/)
the hawaiian sink / 68.366 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/externalfocus/6965743497/) by Em Thomas Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/externalfocus/), on Flickr

featured on Bon Appétit's facebook page, woot woot. :)

beanstew
05-06-2013, 06:01 PM
I had a hankering for chocolate cornflake cakes as I hadn't had them for years.

http://beanstew.co.uk/static/images/chocolate-cornflake-cakes-20130505-0001.jpg

Not many left now. :)

Bryan Alan
05-15-2013, 09:38 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/16/6yqyhu4u.jpg

Here's my beautiful dinner last night. Cauliflower puree, steamed kale, kimchi, avocado, greek yogurt, parsley.

It's not the best photo, but I thought the food was so pretty!

Scottish Mike
06-12-2013, 11:07 PM
Made a start on Christmas Cake this evening. Now to soak it in brandy for the next 6 months!

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2873/9027208117_4ca4a3c4e5_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottish_mike/9027208117/)
Christmas Cake (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottish_mike/9027208117/) by Scottish Mike (http://www.flickr.com/people/scottish_mike/), on Flickr