The Evolution of a Food Photo

Evolution of a food photo collage.

Just because I think it’s funny, today I’m showing you the evolution of one of my recent food photos. It’s for the eCookbook I’m writing and it’s delicious and healthy and it’s made in the crockpot and OH YEAH BABY.

Which reminds me, if you wanna know what’s the dealio with the eCookbook and see some behind the scenes…

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Okay, so back on track: today I wanted to just walk you through this recent photo shoot I had because when I really stopped and looked at this progression of photos in Lightroom, I was like, Lindsay. WHAT. What are you doing?! It’s such a funny and weird progression. But yet so normal for me. Is it normal for you? This is why I like to start conversations about workflow and behind the scenes stuffsies, because then I can figure out if I’m normal or not.

The captions under each photo reveal what I would have been (er, was) saying under my breath as I was taking these shots. In the end it all worked out. In the meantime, well, you’ll see.

So let’s dive right in with this mediocre first set up.

Food in a white bowl.
Evolution of a Food Photo
Two blue bowl with spoons.
Evolution of a Food Photo
Soup in a bowl with green beans.
Evolution of a Food Photo
Soup in a bowl with green beans.
Evolution of a Food Photo
Soup in a bowl with green beans and cheese topping.
Evolution of a Food Photo
Soup in a bowl with green beans and spoons.
Evolution of a Food Photo
Soup in a bowl with green beans in a white bowl.
Evolution of a Food Photo
Soup in a bowl with green beans.
Evolution of a Food Photo
Soup in a bowl with spoons.
Evolution of a Food Photo
Soup in a white bowl with green beans and spoons.
Evolution of a Food Photo

(For more specific information on the editing process, check out the eBook link at the end of this post! There are lots of video tutorials for editing in Photoshop and Lightroom included with my food photography eBook, Tasty Food Photography!)

So am I weird or … am I weird? Okay fine don’t tell me. But do tell me – do you say things like this in your head as you photograph your food? Do you rearrange and re-sprinkle cheese and get all worked up over bowl colors? Because these voices in my head are sometimes overwhelming. I MEAN FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY. Food photography voices.

At the end of the day, I do like to eat healthy soup made in the crockpot that tastes delicious with Parm on top, so I guess I am at least 20% normal.

Like food photography? —> I’ve got more stuff for ya.

Household Items for Food Photography.
Household items for food photography.

Lastly: are you looking for a practical resource with simple tips and tricks? —-> Tasty Food Photography is right up your alley.

Tasty Food Photography on an iPad.
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Thankz friends! I can feel my foggy head cold lifting just by talking about food photography on this happy Tuesday. Naturally.

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