January Photography Focus: Food

"Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation, and execution." - Ansel Adams

Over the past few years, I have working on learning more about photography and using my DSLR to its fullest potential. I have learned how to use it in manual mode and participated in a couple of year long projects of taking photos every day.

This year, I have decided to focus on one subject a month rather than randomly take photos of whatever fits the prompt for the day type of photography project. (Does that make sense?, excuse my rambling!)

Anyway, for the month of January, I decided to take photos of food. 

Why?

Food is readily available, it is rather cooperative, and I am usually cooking or baking something in my kitchen almost every day.

Now, I have no desire to become a food blogger. But I have been taking advantage of watching videos from CreativeLive on food photography. Have you heard of Andrew Scrivani? He takes some pretty amazing photos of food!

So, here are some photos I have taken this month. In Lightroom, all I did was apply the lens correction and edit the white balance. All of the photos were shot using my 35mm lens.

 Potatoes for a new soup recipe with our Christmas lights still in the background

Potatoes for a new soup recipe with our Christmas lights still in the background

 Made    homemade bread bowls    for our leftover split pea soup

Made homemade bread bowls for our leftover split pea soup

 Making salsa

Making salsa

 It is January, we are suppose to be eating healthier, right?

It is January, we are suppose to be eating healthier, right?

 My typical lunch, PB&J and an apple

My typical lunch, PB&J and an apple

 Can someone from South Carolina ship me some of these coffee beans?

Can someone from South Carolina ship me some of these coffee beans?

Now I have to admit, all of these photos were taken in my kitchen under the florescent lights. Not ideal, but I am pretty happy with the way they all turned out.

What have you been taking photos of this month? Are you working on a photography project?