Quirky Food Photography: Style and Shoot a Moment in History

Henry Hargreaves, Photographer and Food Artist

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14 Lessons (1h 1m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:40
    • 2. Project

      1:36
    • 3. Storytelling Inspiration

      6:05
    • 4. Concept and Composition

      3:00
    • 5. Supplies and Props

      3:55
    • 6. Prepping the Scene

      7:54
    • 7. Setting up the Shot

      4:04
    • 8. Shooting 1st Composition

      4:36
    • 9. Shooting 2nd Composition

      8:07
    • 10. Shooting with Lights

      10:12
    • 11. Image Selection and Retouching

      5:53
    • 12. Incorporating Text

      2:48
    • 13. Final Thoughts

      0:58
    • 14. Explore Photo Classes on Skillshare

      0:36
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Project Description

Capture a food story you've only heard or read about.

ASSIGNMENT

Capture a badass photo of food that tells a story— one you've only read about or heard about, until now. By choosing something slightly unfamiliar, your final images will be your own true vision.

Consider:

  • A moment in history
  • Books and song lyrics
  • Social or religious traditions
  • Celebrity rituals
  • Personal family stories

Want more prompts? I've attached a PDF with specific ideas — e.g. “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” by Billy Joel, your parents' wedding dinner — and included links below. Can't wait to see you beat me at my own game!

 

DELIVERABLE

Share your project in the Project Gallery. Bonus points for behind-the-scenes pics! Include:

  1. Final photo (shot with any camera you'd like)
  2. A short blurb about the story you're telling

Don't wait to post your project all at once — post your initial ideas for feedback, and update it over time.

 

RESOURCES

Links for more creative food prompts:

  

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