I bet you all will be so very proud of me. Indecisive me and I managed to choose ONE favorite fruit on white image for my first Food Photography Challenge project! I did it. I had several to choose from and I was able to choose just one!!! That being said, I still wanted to share my 'rejects'. My favorite of the rejects is the cantaloupe. (The Little Lady calls antelopes 'cantaloupes'. I do not know what I'll do when she stops, but I let out a chuckle every single time I hear the word cantaloupe because of it. "Da lions are chasing da cantaloupes!!! Da lions are chasing da cantaloupes).
The kids LOVED that I did this project. They were on a fruit high all week from eating all this yumminess!
I figured that strawberries would be the 'go-to' fruit of this project. I guessed wrong. Apparently it was pomegranates! I found it very difficult to place these in an interesting way. I suppose that is where the fine art of food styling comes into play. Got a little ways to go there.
Again, the kiwi were so much harder than I expected. First, my lovely mid-winter Tennessee kiwi were lackluster green. Second, placing them -- styling them. It looks so easy, until you have to do it. I wish I'd thought to cut them differently as some of the other ladies had. Now that I think about it, a wedge would have been awesome, too.
Now I have to share my first run attempts. I asked the other ladies how on earth I was supposed to achieve this 'white' background and they enlightened me: Foamboard. We were having pico de gallo that night for dinner. (Have I told you just how much pico de gallo is my favorite? I tried to photograph it last summer and failed MISERABLY. I'll try again soon. ) So I had produce on hand. Well, the onion, the two week old Walmart jalapenos, Walmart's pitiful excuse for tomatoes, and the best ingredient on the planet: Cilantro!!!. I had foam board lying around. So an impromptu photo session.
I excitedly share my results with our group and one of the ladies says "well, a tomato is technically a fruit." Um, what????
Perhaps I should have actually verified the prompt before beginning to shoot. Because the prompt wasn't 'produce on white'. It wasn't 'various produce on white'. It was 'fruit on white.' Oops. I was so intimidated by the 'on white' that I didn't even pay attention to what I was supposed to shoot!
Nevertheless, I wanted to share them!
I shot these with my
Sigma 30mm f1.4