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