Ever read a Real Simple, Martha Stewart, or Bon Appetit and find yourself drooling over the photos of the food? Though I hope my photography is getting better since the inception of this blog, it’s still eons away from these divine magazines. This weekend I had the absolute pleasure of learning from the creator of my favorite blog and digital magazine: Sweet Paul. Paul Lowe gave tips on food styling including plating and props. I learned the importance of texture, both on the plate and surrounding it. Colin Cooke then showed us how to photograph the creations using natural light.
I am so inspired and can’t wait to test out all that I learned. Please be patient as I practice and learn. Here are some photos I took behind the scenes of the shoot:
Here are the photos I took of the finished products. Look out for Sweet Paul’s summer issue for the recipes and Colin Cooke’s sure-to-be-stunning photographs: