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Practicing some Food Photography with Blue Apron

by dav.d

In the past I have joked that I’m a food photographer that doesn’t cook. Not that you need to cook. Food styling is about making the food look delicious, not necessarily edible. However, I have recently started using the Blue Apron service. And this is not a commercial or advertisement. I have two goals, learn how to cook and practice some food photography. Ok, and a third goal of developing better eating habits. Fast food isn’t great food.

So far I have photographed one or two items. I’m able to get the meal cooked but still need to work on plating, styling, and photographing the items. I’ve been trying some new looks for the food as well. These are darker and moody. I’m using natural light for these food photographs. Up next, I think I’ll try some speedlights and flash and see if I can create several other looks to the food photography.

Blue Apron ingredients

Blue Apron ingredients

And occasionally, I’ve been using my iPhone for the food photography. Although, a real camera and real lens seem to work the best. My little apartment gets to be the food photo studio for these photos. That will require some creativity, woo hoo!

Spaghetti with brussel sprouts

Spaghetti with brussel sprouts

I’ve cooked more in the last 3 months than I have in the last 15 years! Shameful I know. It is fun to put on a podcast or an audiobook and just get to work in the kitchen. Now I need to step up my food photography projects!

My first meal by Blue Apron

My first meal by Blue Apron

A chicken dish with almonds, apples, and red onions

A chicken dish with almonds, apples, and red onions

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