Photography Challenge #1 - Food Photography

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I thought it would be fun to experiment with some monthly photography challenges to help us all grow as photographers by experimenting with different niches outside of our comfort zones.

This is not a competition so there will be no winners announced, it's purely for fun and self-development.

So the challenge for this month (September 2020) is food photography, since I know how much we all like to eat!

Simple Rules:
  • Sony cameras only please
  • Post as many times as you would like
  • Have fun!
Food Photography Tips:

If you are looking for tips and inspiration then this site has 101 of them:

https://www.sandynoto.com/blog/101-food-photography-tips-and-tricks

I would post a photo to get the ball rolling but since I have only this morning decided to add these challenges I currently don't have anything to share! My empty bowl of porridge isn't inspiring me much either, but I will be doing these challenges myself too! :)
 
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Steak and mushroom
 

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This morning's avocado was especially bright green.

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And I call this one $125 worth of cheese. WORTH IT!

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Awesome shot Kim! Not the biggest avocado fan but your image and presentation makes me want to eat it! :) How long will that cheese last? :)

Thanks -- it felt really weird pulling my camera out to shoot my breakfast, but that's why I appreciate these challenges.
We made a good dent in the cheese this weekend ;) but it should last a month or so in my house. I discovered cheese paper a few years back and it really keeps things fresh.
 
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Met up with friends for some socially distanced sashimi, poke and other foodies from the sea. :) Sorry - forgot to ask if non-Sony shots are ok. Still primarily a Fuji shooter
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Timothy Mayo

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Met up with friends for some socially distanced sashimi, poke and other foodies from the sea. :) Sorry - forgot to ask if non-Sony shots are ok. Still primarily a Fuji shooter
Look great! I don't mind the odd Fuji or other brand slipping in but would prefer to keep the focus on Sony, thanks! :)
 
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Look great! I don't mind the odd Fuji or other brand slipping in but would prefer to keep the focus on Sony, thanks! :)

lol... I’m going to have to take the 200-600 off in that case. Our air quality was 2nd worst in the world yesterday due to fires up and down the West Coast. :(
 
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Sunday dinner, my first attempt at food photography, interesting challenge.
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