I recently completed the Sony Food Photography course I’ve been enrolled in and I’d like to share with you my favorite photographs. In case you’re new to A Pumpkin & A Princess you can read about the course here and also read the food photography tips I shared a few weeks ago. In 6 short weeks I learned more about my camera than I have in the past 3 years that I’ve owned it! I am so incredibly thankful to have been given this opportunity. The Food Photography course provided me with an overview on camera settings, food styling, lighting, photo editing, and different angles.
My last assignment for this course was to compile a portfolio of my best work. These are the pictures I selected:
I like how the strawberry lemonade really stands out and becomes the focus against the turquoise paper in this picture. The styling was simple, allowing the lemonade to take center stage.
Styling was among my favorite topic in the course. It’s fun to get creative and use props to make a picture complete. I emphasized on the props and styling in the photo of muffins above and chocolate chip cookies below. One of my fellow classmates suggested that the picture of cookies would have been better if it wasn’t so close up. I really appreciated the feedback that I received throughout the course, it allowed me to learn from my mistakes and do better the following week.
Another topic we learned about was using different angles. I really like how the picture below gives the viewer a different perspective. I don’t normally photograph directly above my food but I think I’ll start incorporating this angle a lot more in the future.
This photo of chicken parmesan is something I normally shared on my blog. I like how the chicken is focused but the vegetables aren’t. I also like the contrast of the colors.
My all time favorite picture that I don’t think I could have completed without this course is of my chocolate chip cheesecakes. I took everything I learned in the course and used it to create this photograph. I used styling techniques, light reflectors, the proper camera settings, and basic edits using pixlr. This is exactly what the Sony Food Photography course taught me and I am thankful for that.
I would like to say THANK YOU to Social Fabric and Sony for offering this online course and helping me become a better photographer. Thank you to everyone who provided me with feedback on my pictures. This online course was a great learning experience and I’m eager to continue learning and working on my photography skills. Again, thank you Sony, Social Fabric, and professor Stewart for providing this course to me.
Disclosure: I was NOT compensated to write this post. This course was provided to me for free and I’m grateful to have been given the opportunity.