Oh Happy Plates {New Project} & Holiday Season Changes

Still Life Photos Still Life is a great technique that could help you achieve better mood in your food photography
Fresh Farm Eggs from Waipu. {Still Life}

Here our fourth project! I know November and December are pretty busy months for all of us, so I thought a better option would be to combine both months under a single theme. And our pictures would have to be submitted on December 14th. Do you like the idea?

Let me know your thoughts.

Our theme will be 'Christmas Still Life'Still Life simply means putting nonliving objects together to create an image {having into account composition and lighting}—This is a wonderful technique that could help you achieve better mood in your food photography. 
When I was studying drawing and painting {yes, this is before I became a cook} my favorite class was Still Life in Spanish Naturaleza Muerta which translated means “Dead Nature”We used to have a large wooden table full of different objects; flowers, old plates, fabrics, glass bottles, etc. I loved moving objects around and trying new composition ideas. 

However, to create this Christmas Still Life Photograph keep in mind our basics; shape, color and balance.

Remember to use your Props {plates/chopping boards, flowers, linens, glasses, bottles, etc.} to enhance your composition.

Here some wonderful examples from different photographers, I thought it would be helpful if I posted a round-up of Still life photos as guidance, so you can get a clearer idea about the subject. I'd put together a variation of styles, colors and compositions about Still Life photography to inspire you create!

1. In the Kitchen - 2. christmas candy, 3. Vintage Kitchen, 4. 122/365 - EXPLORE :), 5. Snacktime, 6. Untitled, 7. this is made of Butter and Love .... ♥ ♥♥, 8. Christmas decorations, 9. Untitled, 10. perfect combination, 11. The Picnic, 12. Gingerbread biscuits and tea, 13. Cruasanes, Croissants, desayuno, merienda.

So remember we will be uploading our images on December 14th on our OHP Pinterest Board. I hope you have a lot of fun creating and exploring!

If you have any questions, please let me know.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Lovely clicks and great subject!



Martina said...

Dear Aldy, this is a lovely idea! I know i have missed out on the last theme - sorry for that, but life here is busy sometimes. But i do have something for this theme i think. Hope your week starts lovely, have a super day!

Mely said...

Hello Sweet Aldy,

That will be a great adventure to look forward. It seems that every time you create better clicks.

Happy week!


Mely said...

That will be a project to look forward.

Thanks for all the great inspiration.


SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Wonderful project, Aldy. I know this will be a busy time of year so I will keep my fingers crossed I can participate ;)

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Mely, Thank you very much! I'm glad you feel inspired by this post :)

Hugs <3

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

Hi Beautiful Ladies, Thanks!

www.mipiacemifabene.com said...

Questo blog e' bellissimo e le foto con telative ricette fantastiche!!!! Complimeni!

Federica :-)

Helena / Rico sin Azúcar said...

El tema es super apropiado para Diciembre.
Una duda: tengo algunas fotos que creo que podrían encajar, pero están enlazadas a un post que quería publicar antes del día 14... ¿está bien si lo publico con la receta, mendionando el OHP, y luego, el día 14, subo la foto a Pinterest?

Gracias y besotes!

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Helena, Hola Guapa, si no hay problema :)

Isabel - Frabisa said...

Hola!!! Me he enterado por Helena y me apetece mucho, veré si tengo alguna foto que encaje.

Por cierto, la foto de los croissants ¡¡es mía!! me ha hecho ilusión verla ahí ;))

Cómo te envío la foto?


Helena / Rico sin Azúcar said...

My pics are submitted to our OHG board!
Let's see all your Christmas Still Life creations :-D

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Helena, That's the spirit! :)

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