If I’m being completely honest, and I do believe that I usually am, I’m not always a fan of creating art on a limited deadline, especially for a grade. Something about the forceful nature and pressure of knowing I have to create a body of work within a scarce amount of time, while simultaneously working on ten other projects, just doesn’t sit well with me. It pretty much has the opposite affect. It makes me procrastinate more and feel less motivated to work.
That being said, I don’t find all of my projects to be like that. Some I most definitely look forward to attacking head on, especially if I have free range to make whatever I want, how I want to make it.
That’s how I was for my last professional photography project. I could shoot basically whatever I wanted as long as I used the lighting techniques and tips we had been taught thus far. Perfect guidelines to continue pursuing my interest in food and food photography!
At first, I wasn’t quite sure what kind of foods I was going to photograph, so I was a bit hesitant to start shooting. Once I figured out what I actually had in my pantry, I decided to just make easy recipes. Ok maybe not easy, but, recipes I make pretty often. Brownies, granola,and pancakes. And oranges, but you don’t make those.
After making all the food and putting the setup in a sunny spot in my house, shooting the food was a lot of fun! I felt a sincere satisfaction out of this whole process, and I’m looking forward to doing it again for my final project.
I could definitely see myself going forward with this type of photography!