Recently, while working on a client project for bakeware, I came across this recipe from King Arthur Flour. I was looking for a muffin recipe that would produce muffins that had a nice round "muffin top" to them. Most traditional quick bread recipes have a bit of rise to them, but not enough to produce muffin tops without a special pan. Since the whole point of my shoot was to show the pan, I wanted muffin tops in MY pan, not a special pan.
The days are getting shorter. The kids are back in school. And my tomato plants are overflowing with ripe tomatoes. It must be the end of summer.
There are lots of tasty ways to use fresh tomatoes, but one of my all-time favorite ways it making a Caprese salad. Classical Caprese salad consists of ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzerella, basil, and olive oil (with a bit of salt and pepper, of course).
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.