Sometimes the best food photography subjects are already waiting for you in your kitchen. No cooking required.
When the lighting is good, it’s hard to resist the call of the camera. I shoot quite a bit of food photography for clients but I also shoot a lot of it for myself. Purely because I love food.
I love it as a subject for photography, too, because I find it similar to shooting portraits. Not necessarily in terms of the technicals but moreso, the essence. With portraits, my goal is capturing not just what someone looks like but who they are. The things that make them uniquely them. Similarly with food photography, I aim to capture the food’s unique characteristics – the things that make that food particularly drool-worthy. Sometimes it’s color, texture, or even the sense of community a meal creates. And for these grapes, that drool-worthy factor is found in their deep purple color and water droplets that convey sweet juiciness.
Grapes aren’t necessarily the first thing to come to mind when you think of a treat (unless you’re my husband…) but that rich plum color and the little droplets of water make me want to eat that whole bunch right now! Get in mah belly, grapey-grapes! And honestly, isn’t that the goal with any food photo?
If you’d like to check out more of my food photos, click on over to the Food & Beverages gallery on my main site!