The Inspired Plate Challenge | September | Food Photography enhanced with Digital Texture
You may not see texture overlay’s on food often. It’s not really an editorial type style. Usually in publications vendors want their food to look clean, crisp, appetizing. Good enough to eat! But it does have it’s place, and with a delicate application the photograph takes on a very artsy expression.
This month was a challenge in using my time wisely! Which I have to say, I was NOT very successful at. Of course like many of us do, I waited almost till the last day to even think about my photograph. I did play with textures on other food photo’s and sought out textures of variation.. but when it came time to actually plan out and style my photo for this challenge.. I came up a little short. Sans a bowl of cereal! I did have some fun props though. I have been keeping these old magazine advertisements encased in plastic for YEARS now! I love them and have planned on framing a whole series of them for my kitchenette.. which I don’t seem to have much wall space for. But I was so glad to take them out of my prop box and use them in this simply styled shoot. I even tried to recreate what is happening in the photo. A bowl of cereal with a side dish of fruit.. And some vintage silver ware. I wish you could see the actual texture on the jar.. It is beautiful and has this elaborate cross hatch finish on it. It doesn’t look like it here, but it has a very pretty aged patina on it.. And the lid that came with it.