food, sarcasm, and random musings

8.19.2010

I've been taking quite a few photos of food lately (if you didn't already notice... ;)). There are three reasons for this.

Firstly, I love food. Food makes me happy and I like to take pictures of things that make me happy.

Secondly, I love the challenging aspect of food photography. It's so easy to take a bad picture of food. The lighting has to be right, the food has to look appetizing. While I'm by no means an expert on food photography, I do know that difference between a bad photo and a good one.

And thirdly, I've lost my models - my siblings. They were tired of being photographed all the time, so they fired themselves. (Is that even possible? Okay, they retired then. But can you retire at the ages of 4, 6, and 9? Never mind.) So that put people out of the picture. No pun intended. ;)
And taking pictures of the vegetation around my house gets quite boring after a while.
But food always provides an opportunity to take photos of things that aren't green. And since we eat quite regularly in my house (three times a day plus snacks...but isn't it that way in almost every household? ;)), there is never a shortage of edible things to be photographed.

Random musing of the day - Maybe it's because I've typed the word "food" a lot in this post, but it's a weird word. At least I think it is. I don't think it really sounds appetizing. But that's just me. As a friend mentioned, "A lot of interesting things pop into your mind." I'd have to agree. ;)

Moving right along.


(strawberry smoothie)


(watermelon)

Here's yet another random musing. If you were stranded in the desert and could only bring one item of food (water would not be allowed), you should pick watermelon. 1, it's delicious and 2, it's practically water. It's food and drink combined! Wait, that sounds gross. And besides...where would you get watermelon in the desert? Nevermindthatlastparagraph. 

In conclusion, I've been taking lots of food photos and posting them here because it makes me happy. And I really like things that make me happy :) 

(Although, doesn't everyone? Sorry. I just really like sarcasm.)

What makes you happy?

-carlotta

27 comments:

  1. I know! I LOVE food photography! If you want to see some GORGEOUS food photos, go here: http://www.andreabricco.com/#a=0&at=0&mi=2&pt=1&pi=10000&s=3&p=0

    mmm...so yummy! love (your) first photo! delish...<3

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  2. Your food photos are awesome!!! Everything always looks so delicious. Keep it up. :)

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  3. I love food photography! Whenever I end up baking something, I just about always end up with some photos of it.

    I love the first photo! Strawberry smoothies are the best.

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  4. I'm actually drinking a strawberry smoothie right now! Well, strawberry-banana, actually. :)

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  5. That watermelon looks very yummy! I love the color of it.

    ~Hannah Rebekah

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  6. I think food photography looks cool! I loved the picture of the strawberry smoothie!

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  7. What a lovely, random post, Carlotta! I love food photography, too. Especially because of how very patient it tends to be when I photograph it;)

    I love that first picture - it looks delicisous!

    Your blog is wonderful, dear!

    Love and Blessings,
    Hannah

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  8. I love the watermelon photos! I admire your ability to photograph everything and find inspiration in it. I have run out of steam a bit and have photographed the same thing too much... LOVE your pictures!

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  9. Ok, so now I'm going to have to go make a strawberry milkshake! :)

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  10. you make me happy because this made me laugh. (:

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  11. your food photography is so stinking good. how do you do it?!!

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  12. You remind me of my sister soooo much,shes always sarcastic : ) I love doing food photography too! And I know what you mean by your siblings and stuff, my younger brother will never let me take pics of him, and the only other one still at home,it just gets old taking pics of just her. That smoothie looks really good BTW

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  13. You really have a knack for food photography - I don't cook or bake or anything so I don't photograph food too much. I tend to photograph stationary objects because I don't have anyone else other than my cat to photograph. Either way, great work.

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  14. Hilarious post! I happen to love watermlon - although half of my family gags at the word. Sometimes I wonder how people can be in their right mind if they don't like watermelon. :)

    Loved the pictures!

    ~Bethany

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  15. I love your food photos! the watermelon looks divine..and you are so right about the being stranded in the desert thing :)

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  16. I love watermelon!!!

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  17. I love your photos. So clear, and natural light! :) Great.

    -makay

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  18. I was actually wondering if my food photography is any good. I photographed my breakfast this morning and thought I did a pretty good job with it, but you seem to be much better at it then me. Keep up the good work :) that smoothie looks wonderful.

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  19. I love the food photography! Delicious-looking. :D

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  20. yum fruits an fruit smoothie! super yum. i love any type of pictures and these are so crisp! keep it up they look good. :)

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  21. yum! now i seriously want a smoothie.....mmmmmmmm!

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  22. I love food and photography... esecially when they're put together! :) Unfortunately, I'm not very good at food photography. :( Oh well.

    Anyways, your pictures look great! I love the one of the strawberry smoothie. Mmmmmm.

    -Kaylee
    thisiskaylee.blogspot.com

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  23. The smoothie is yum! :O)

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  24. Thanks for your comment on my blog! Fun to know someone out there is looking at it besides my relatives :)

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  25. Food photography is something I've only just started but, hey, it's an excuse to make food :) The strawberry smoothie looks brilliant!
    ~Libby

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  26. Hey there! Following you from BlogFrog. And I love food also! I just recently started getting into food photography. You are very talented! Hope you are having a great day!

    Melissa

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  27. Mmm now I am craving a smoothie! :)

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