Let’s talk about food (photography)

I am a self-taught photographer (with another job on the side), so everything I know about photography was learnt step by step, tried and tested in time. In the past almost two years, I have learned (with much pleasure) many ins and outs of photography, but there are two things I admit I need help with: food photography and using a flash. The idea of flash (or speed light), I don’t like it; and I know for sure I will avoid it forever, as long as there is sun in the sky (and a window). But food photography, I am fascinated by it (I also love to eat and appreciate good food). There is this guy I follow on Instagram, Matt Armendariz… give him a pile of left overs and dirty dishes and he will take a nice picture of it. So that’s the kind of food photographer I want to be :D. I am also aware he works with cooks and stylists, but I’ve been following him for long enough to understand he doesn’t necessarily need them to be a good photographer.

So, anyway, today I had these raspberries in the fridge and I thought I’d try to be creative. It didn’t work until I got really close to eliminate the context (it is also true I don’t have any nice props and the light is not great in my apartment. I tried also the speed light but I didn’t really like the result. The first two photos (actually the same frame, processed in two slightly different ways) are taken by the window, on a black chair, while the sun was out of the clouds, with a white reflector, no flash (Nikkor 40mm, f/3.3, 1/125 sec, ISO 100). I don’t really remember how the third one happened, but the settings are: f/5.0, 1/100 sec, ISO 100.





Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Alexandre Rotenberg's Brutally Honest Guide to Stock Photography & Footage

Brutally honest tips to turn your stock photos & clips into cash

Philly Wanderlust

travel philadelphia, experience the world

Do What You Wish


The Unstoppable Optimist!

Don't plan too hard!

The Girl Who Clicked

Exploring my passion for photography one click at a time!


... increasing your joy

Lauri Hawley

Join me on a journey of discovery and growth!

Josh LaMore

Writer | Adventurer | Storyteller

pamela cook photography

one negative at a time

Robert Maleszyk

Street photography in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, World...


Travel stories from the other side

West Sac Photographer

By Mitchell Lorens in West Sacramento, Ca.

Lonestar Lauren

Life and travels of a native Texan.


& Metaphors

Penumbra Haiku

..... Just ....... Haiku .....


noun, “a person or thing that shifts our perspective."

Explore Newness

My quest to do or learn something NEW as often as I can!

Bill Chance

This is Not Going to Turn Out Well

The Dallas Whisperer

Answering Questions About Dallas

Figlio del Giaguaro

Chi non conosce il silenzio del deserto non sa cosa sia il silenzio. (proverbio tuareg)

Cee's Photo Challenges

Teaching the art of composition for photography.

Travels and Trifles

Expressing Thought Through Photography


An Occasional Diary of Everyday Life and Travel in the U.K. and sometimes elsewhere

One World, Two Feet

Explorers sharing adventures from around the globe.

Adventure 69°North

Life in Arctic Norway

Les Petits Pas de Juls

Carnets de Vie & de Voyages trilingues (Français, English, Español)

Vagrant. Anonymous.

This is not a travel blog

Humanity Refresh Press

Ocean County NJ & Beyond


Simple living blog

cu pasiune, Emanuela Onisâi

citește, ascultă, privește, simte, alege, incearcă, scrie, așteaptă. Imaginează-ți

%d bloggers like this: