Ex­pert tip Style an au­tum­nal shoot that looks good enough to eat

Practical Photography (UK) - - Autumn Surprises -

Af­ter buy­ing all that fresh pro­duce, it would be a shame to let it all go to waste. So crack open a cook­book and cre­ate a hearty sea­sonal dish with your former pho­to­graphic sub­jects. Then, if you can bear to pause be­fore tuck­ing into your tasty cre­ation, you can bring out your cam­era for a post-cook­ing shoot. Whether it’s a com­fort­ing root veg­etable soup or a rus­tic pump­kin pie, by pair­ing your sub­ject with a few key props, you can cre­ate a stun­ning food still life scene. As with the other project, you’ll want to make sure that you’re work­ing with a strict colour scheme. As you can see in the images be­low, there aren’t a huge range of tones. In­stead, there’s of­ten just two or three colours that are re­peated for max­i­mum ef­fect. You can also use props such as plates, spoons, tow­els or sea­son­ing to great ef­fect, as this will add lit­tle points of in­ter­est to the im­age as a whole.

Above & be­low Use dark colours to ac­cen­tu­ate a bright pop of or­ange, or ask a friend to lend their hands to add a hu­man el­e­ment to your still life.

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