Over the years, my mother has come to terms with my love for old and raggedy things. Last month, when I was in India, spending time with my mother, she had all kinds of stuff out for me. I picked a few old vessels and a wooden board. I really had no use for any of the new things in the pile. As we were sorting through the ‘treasure’, one of her neighbors drooped in unannounced. I was amused to hear my mother say, “she loves to take photograph of food with junky old things” - no explanation required, ‘she’ in this case refers to yours truly.
The wooden board you see in these pictures is one that I have aged for the last two years, exposing it to the elements, and when I was taking these photographs, I was thinking of my mother. I’m not sure she will approve of this wooden board, and I’m sure she will advise me to dispose of it immediately. After reading this post she will most definitely have something to say - I will keep you guys posted. But this board is not going anywhere for sure.
For those of you, who have been asking me about outdoor photography, I have a behind the scenes pic for you. (Last one). On a bright sunny day where the clouds are not diffusing the light, look for beautiful shadows. Trees with thick foliage, tend to give gorgeous shadows with light shining through the leaves. Try to set up your food shoot in a way that you have a good play of light and shadow. Adjust the settings and make sure you frame your shot - nothing more to it.