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Vegan MoFo #9: A walk down food porn memory lane.

This is not a how-to on photographing food, I did that a few years ago.  Since i’ve started taking pictures of food, i’ve learned a lot.  Most of it was from experience.  Some of it was from my professional photographer friend gently steering me towards the better way to do things.  I went from using a dinky little digital camera and not even knowing what macro mode was, let alone how to use it, to shooting solely in RAW on a Canon Rebel.  And while yes, having a nicer camera with a portrait lens does help, sometimes I still can’t produce the shots I want (usually because of bad lighting).  Sure, I could set up lights and backgrounds and plate things better, but that’s just not me.  Food porn isn’t that important to me, i’d rather be pleasantly surprised by a photo that I took on a whim then spend lots of time setting up.  Of course, this doesn’t mean that I don’t admire people who do such things!  I love Hannah and Celine‘s pictures and the effort they put into them.

Anyway, here are some of my favorite food photos i’ve taken over the past few years.  After picking them, i’m noticing that what they all seem to have in common is bright color and natural light.

From top to bottom:  Veggie sandwich on toasted bread, peanut butter and homemade jam (some kind of berry, I can’t remember) sandwich, Fronch Toast from Vegan With A Vengeance, tofu scramble, Omlette and Red Flannel Hash (in the back) from Vegan Brunch, chocolate peanut butter pie, seitan and red pepper skewers, Scrambled Tortillas from Vegan Brunch, homemade burrito bowl ala Chipotle, and a tofu, kale, and peach stir fry over couscous.

Maybe if I decide I hate you all, i’ll do a bad food porn post too!

posted: 10 November 10
under: lists, pictures, veganmofo

  • http://haymarket8.blogspot.com/ Vic

    these look really good!

  • http://mobettavegan.blogspot.com Mo

    That pb&j is gorgeous! I still think your omelet photo is one of the best I’ve ever seen.

  • http://Www.downhomevegan.com Megan

    I have camera envy.

  • http://busyveganmama.blogspot.com sara

    the blueberries, and the red peppers on the skewers, are so bright and vivid — you make simple fruits and vegetables look really beautiful!