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Monday, April 12, 2010

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

There is nothing I love more than continuing education when it comes to photography. Even though I teach classes myself, photography leaves you with an opportunity to learn more on every given day. No one ever "knows it all" in the realm of photography. There is always something new to learn. Always. Take this food photography class that I attended today for example. I have fun taking photos of products - especially food. I think product photography is near and dear to my heart because I had to learn how to "sell my designs" via photographs when it came to my Angelica Grace line. I began to fall in love with product photography not only with my clothing designs but mainly with my jewelry collections. Therefore, food falls along that same category with "products." I love the color in food and I love shooting food in different angles to give it more character.

This class today was taught by a published food photographer who definitely knew his stuff. He taught us all kinds of secrets, tips, and tricks when it comes to getting the most out of food images. It was a tad bit different than my portrait and landscape photography that I'm normally used to. However, it was great fun to learn new things. I'm hoping to try out those talapia recipes y'all sent to me and then use the new food photography tips and tricks to post them here on the blog. I knew this class was coming up so I've waited to share those until after this was over. I wanted to try and put my new info into practice.

I love this photography club that I'm involved in here in Naples. Indiana definitely needed something like this. Aside from the awesome classes they consistently offer, the club here in Naples has been great in aiding & establishing new friendships for me. I love knowing and interacting with other people who are passionate about photography. Not only does it connect you with them because you have something in common but it is also a great way to learn from one another. The photography world is very competitive, very territorial, and extremely cut throat. It's nice to surround yourself with professionals whom are there to just help each other and not tear one another down. I've seen many top photographers look down on one another in my short time within this industry. I find that very, very sad. I've said it before and I'll say it again..."there is plenty enough business on this earth for everyone." I am the same with with my AGD lines. If I can help someone out, teach, or just give back regarding the learning process...I will in a heartbeat. The most successful people in this world - photography and beyond - were and are willing to share their knowledge with others. For that reason I am so very blessed and thankful for the photography club I'm now involved in as well as any of the pro instructors I've ever learned under or been able to mentor with thus far. They've all made a HUGE difference in where my skills are today. I still have a long way to go but thank you, thank you, thank you for those willing to help me get there.

Much gratitude, Angie

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2 Comments:

Blogger Crystal said...

You are so talented Angie!!! One of my fav photographers fo sho!!!!

4/13/2010 10:35 AM  
Anonymous Alison said...

Great pics; that salad looks delicious! Wish you could hop on over and shoot for my blog :) I think I'm getting marginally better, but I have a LONG way to go!

4/13/2010 2:32 PM  

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