Hello, my friends!
This post is going to be a tad strange because it’s full of dramatic photos of vegetables. Hehe. I had a lot of fun making it, though! I tried using ordinary props like an old sheet and a plastic bucket to create interesting pictures and you know what? I think it worked! You guys can give the final verdict after you finish the post. (Also read to the end to meet my new friend. 😛 )
Ready for some experimental food photography? Let’s go!
I went through the kitchen, saw this bucket full of cherry tomatoes from our garden sitting on the counter, and immediately concluded that it needed to be photographed. *nods*
I rummaged through the cabinet of rags under the laundry room sink for an old sheet to use as a backdrop since I don’t have any fancy food photography props. It worked surprisingly well! The wrinkles add nice texture.
Then I carried it all to a spot in the Great Room where the sun cast interesting patterns on the floor and got to work.
I was tempted to find a more photogenic container, but decided to try and work with what I have. The most distracting part was the bright blue handle, which I desaturated in Lightroom while editing.
I love how these pictures turned out! I edited them a bit differently than normal – cool and dark and moody, to turn humble cherry tomatoes into something beautiful.
I loved playing around with the deep shadows and low-contrast highlights. It reminded me once again of this apple photoshoot. Remember?
Honestly I think the edits made the pictures. They’d just be tomatoes on a sheet otherwise, haha.
One little guy tried to escape, but I didn’t let him. Cruel, I know.
For some reason I love taking pictures of objects in my hands for photoshoots like these…? I suppose it adds a bit of personality and a glimpse of the person behind the camera.
Switching gears now to dill and mushrooms on brown kraft paper. It was cloudy this go ’round, so I had to find ways to make interesting compositions without relying on harsh shadows for interest.
I love the way dill looks, smells, and tastes. It’s so pretty and lacy.
Guess what? Another annoying blue thing that had to be desaturated!
Dill is shaped kinda like coral or seaweed, isn’t it?
Such pretty dark green tones in this one.
We’ll end with one of my favorites. Look, guys! It’s a mushroom with a mustache! Isn’t it perfect? 😀 He’s a little shy and doesn’t talk very much but would like to be your friend anyway. Okay… photoshoot is getting weirder and weirder. I’d better end the post.
Welp, that’s all I have for now! I hope you enjoyed this random assortment of vegetable photos plus your weekly reminder that ordinary things are still full of loveliness if you know where to look. 🙂 Enjoy your food! And let me know if you find any more mustached mushrooms related to the little guy up there. *nods*
Mushrooms, tomatoes, or dill? Which photo was your favorite?
Thanks so much for reading, my friends, and have a lovely day!