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I learned a lot from this book
on March 11, 2013
I have spent a lot of time reading and putting some of the ideas included in this book into practice. The end photographs in the book are beautiful. The descriptions of how the photographs are put together are very good. My food photography is improving because of what I have learned.
I do have a slight problem. Most food photographs are beautiful still life pictures. They are intended to create a desire to eat the food pictured. However, the photographs in the book are of foods made inedible for the sake of beauty. I am a bit rebellious at creating inedible works of food art. I need the photographs. I wish to have a photograph of something that not only looks deliciously edible, but actually is.
Because of this philosophical position, I am trying to create point of view food photographs. That is, making it easier for the viewer to actually believe that they can consume the food. It is an active point of view, with the viewer personally involved, not just admiring a beautiful work of art from a distance. For example, a mouthful of that beautiful piece of cake safely on a fork being transported between the viewer and his or her mouth.
Anyone know of instruction along those lines?