I’m still trying to work on my food photography – don’t know why, love doing it. I’m going to set myself a weekly challenge to photograph a ‘difficult’ food subject.
This week’s was Chocolate Banana Bread, which is basically a big brown blob. I wanted to show the fudgey moistness and gooiness of the cake whilst introducing a bit of colour and getting everything properly exposed.
The colour bit was difficult – I had no fresh bananas left in the house, none of the other fresh ingredients are particularly colourful and flowers seemed a bit random.
In the end I settled for using my embroidered Mexican tablecloth, though I’m still wishing I had a brightly coloured cake stand or a knife with a brightly coloured handle. (More prop shopping obviously required.)
Anyway, did my photo succeed? Does it make you want to eat the banana bread? What would you have done differently? Critique away, I want to LEARN.
The recipe I used is here.