Weekly Food Project

For the last few months I have been trying to schedule and shoot a personal, styled food session. I will usually pick something that looks yummy at the grocery store or at the bakery as a subject. Every once in a while I will get inspired by something I've seen on Pinterest. I keep a board of food photography inspiration just for that purpose.

I try and produce enough images from this food shoot to create a set of three images to add to my Instagram feed.

This baby bok choy was one of my first food weekly self-assignments.

This baby bok choy was one of my first food weekly self-assignments.

I often alternate between the super healthy (like the bok choy) and the super indulgent, like these french macarons from the Katella Bakery.

I often alternate between the super healthy (like the bok choy) and the super indulgent, like these french macarons from the Katella Bakery.

I try and work with the "subject" to get several unique shots without changing too much.

I try and work with the "subject" to get several unique shots without changing too much.

This cappuccino mousse came from the Great Dane Baking Co. in Seal Beach.

This cappuccino mousse came from the Great Dane Baking Co. in Seal Beach.

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One cupcake, three images.

One cupcake, three images.

I have also been experimenting with creating images inspired by classic, Dutch still lifes.

I have also been experimenting with creating images inspired by classic, Dutch still lifes.

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There are times when I also will do a quick photo session with some ingredients that I'm preparing for that night's dinner. Snap peas have been a big favorite around my house this year.

There are times when I also will do a quick photo session with some ingredients that I'm preparing for that night's dinner. Snap peas have been a big favorite around my house this year.

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This blue velvet cake is another example of something I picked up because it looked good at the bakery (Great Dane).

This blue velvet cake is another example of something I picked up because it looked good at the bakery (Great Dane).

I have been on a citrus kick this winter/spring. I picked up a bunch of exotic citruses (blood oranges, key limes, meyer lemons, pink grapefruits) at the local healthy grocery store.

I have been on a citrus kick this winter/spring. I picked up a bunch of exotic citruses (blood oranges, key limes, meyer lemons, pink grapefruits) at the local healthy grocery store.

This little individual chocolate mousse cake gave me nothing but trouble. Of the 25 or so different setups I tried, this is the only one that I am happy with. You win some, you loose some. This time, the cake won.

This little individual chocolate mousse cake gave me nothing but trouble. Of the 25 or so different setups I tried, this is the only one that I am happy with. You win some, you loose some. This time, the cake won.

I have been obsessed with getting good photographs of eggs lately. These two represent a few of my experiments.

I have been obsessed with getting good photographs of eggs lately. These two represent a few of my experiments.

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With our upcoming move to the Santa Barbara area, I have been regularly visiting the Santa Barbara Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings. I planned to take these little gems home to photograph, but had a sneaking suspicion that they might not make it home without being gobbled up by three hungry Haines boys. I was right and this stand-side image grab was the only good photo I ended up with.

With our upcoming move to the Santa Barbara area, I have been regularly visiting the Santa Barbara Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings. I planned to take these little gems home to photograph, but had a sneaking suspicion that they might not make it home without being gobbled up by three hungry Haines boys. I was right and this stand-side image grab was the only good photo I ended up with.

The other thing that happens at the farmer's market is you get inspired to work with veggies you don't normally see in the regular grocery store.

The other thing that happens at the farmer's market is you get inspired to work with veggies you don't normally see in the regular grocery store.

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