Cheri Lucas of HQ WordPress wants us to grab our camera gear and go in search of a FLEETING moment in time that quickly enters our view forcing us to readjust the settings, reframe, refocus and click off a shot before the scene unfolding just goes POOF and rapidly disappears.
Along with travel writing and photography, I do like to dabble in the kitchen with my short-order cookin’ alter ego, Lazy Person (LP), and down in the virtual wine cellar.
In the galley, I have to work fast, with camera and spatula, to document each step, or FLEETING moment, of a recipe that I’ll eventually post. It isn’t easy keeping the steam off the lens as I zoom in close to capture what’s in the skillet, pan or pot.
Food photography, when you’re both the framer and the cook, turns into an event — a live shoot — that constantly moves forward whether you’re ready or not. You’re always up against the clock, or, in my case, the cooking timer.
I’ll admit, not everything in the kitchen is helter-skelter. Some of my efforts are quasi “studio” shoots — using the kitchen countertop with overhead recessed lighting — as I stage certain ingredients in a recipe before or after I plate the dish and consume it.
Whether shooting or stirring, I enjoy both equally, and somehow these fleeting frames of food all come together in a blog-worthy post to share with you.
SMILE! and BUON APETITO!
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