On Taking Assignments #44 - Food

Food photography is not something I'm very interested in.  I appreciate a well made and presented meal as well as anyone, but shooting it is another matter.

This shot was my attempt to shoot food without having to prepare any.  My kiddo has a nice selection of really good looking plastic food that reminds me of the perfect food you see in advertisements.

I thought this shot came out reasonably well for a toy food shot.  Not my most compelling shot, but I felt it met the objective of the assignment. 

On Taking Assignments

I frequently listen to the On Taking Pictures (OTP) podcast, which I highly recommend to anyone looking for good conversation about creativity, especially as it related to photography.  In January 2014 the hosts, Bill Wadman and Jeffery Saddoris, began a new segment of weekly assignments that they gave to listeners.  Results of the assignments are posted on the OTP Google Plus group.  I decided that I would commit myself to the assignments for a year without interruption, and that I would complete each one before the next assignment was announced on the show each Tuesday morning.  My 'On Taking Assignments' blog posts are the culmination of my year-long focus on these assignments.