food challenge | may | magazine recreation

I've joined with several other ladies across the country to improve our food photography skills.  Each month, we've challenged ourselves to a different theme.  For May, our theme was to recreate a magazine cover.

I didn't think I was going to be able to participate in this one. With everything my family and I have going on these days, something had to give.  But at the last minute, Allison Jacobs inspired me and I realized I could get this done.

My inspiration was this July 1981 cover of Bon Appetit magazine.  Just simple.  Just a bowl of the fruit.  Not a lot of fuss about the magazine contents crowding the cover.  The cover is about the image.

I decided to use our group name (The Inspired Plate) as my magazine title, and then made up a name for the issue and then a teaser for the contents.  All in all, this was actually really fun.  I had dreaded it big time for the last several months.  As usual, nothing is as bad as I, Anxiety Girl, expect it to be.

Carey Pace, food photography, food magazine
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Take a few moments to visit the other ladies in the group and how they were inspired to create a magazine cover.  Next up is my friend,  Stacey Siegal | Bradenton-Sarasota Food Photographer.


I shot these with my D90 & Nikon 50mm 1.4D

10 comments:

  1. This is stunning Carey! The fruit is gorgeous, and I just love your creamy background.

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  2. Ohhhhh Carey!!!! This is stunning. SO elegant and classic. I love the banner you used at the bottom too. I am so glad that you were inspired to give this a go. :)

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  3. beautiful cover, I love the colors and it truly looks elegant :)

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  4. Love this. Really like the square-ish bowl with the round fruit. Good job!

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  5. Gorgeous, Carey! I love that crisp white bowl against the bamboo and dark background. Such a lovely style to the shot.

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  6. I am SOOO glad you participated in this months challenge!! Carey, you are a sophisticated lady and it shows in the beauty of this piece. Everything about it is perfect and I would totally gravitate to this magazine because of it's simplicity and elegance! The colors are so soothing. Really love the type fonts you used too!! What did you use for "Inspired". Love it!!!!! xoxo

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  7. This is simply elegant...I love your colors and the beautiful feel of this! It could be a painting!! I would gravitate to this cover if I were at the news stand!!!

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  8. Love the styling on this Carey. I love the earthiness of the grapes, Your styling on the bowl is really nice too as it lends a nice leading line for the image. I love the simpleness, but it has an elegant flair as well. Nice job.

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  9. Love this Carey, the tones in the colour scheme and styling work well together :)

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  10. Carey... you image is simply beautiful. Everything about it works beautifully, the colors, balance, background, just everything. So beautiful!

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