Food Friday

Apricot + Amaretto Ice Cream

The other day one of my photography friends said she hadn’t found her photography niche yet; portraits was one of the niches she said she could imagine specialising in. I had never really thought about choosing a photography specialty, told her so, and the reply was: “But your niche is food photography!”.

๐Ÿ˜ฎ “WHAT!?” is what I thought. I didn’t want food to be my specialty. I wanted something more impressive; needless to say I didn’t want to work hard to achieve that something more impressive, nor did I have any idea what that something more impressive could be… So I kept thinking about this for a while and came to the conclusion that yes, food photography might indeed be my specialty. It definitely needs some development, but overall that’s the area where looking back I can see the most progress.

So, sorry if you’ve been expecting the usual Friday Flowers here today – I thought I’d try out a Food Friday instead. See if I feel comfortable with posting more food pics here, because apart from the occasional ones in my the month in pictures posts, I felt like this was not the place for food pics, they belong on my food blogs. These pictures are not replicas of my food blog pics but “leftovers” from my food photo shoots as I tend to take more pictures than I need.

I won’t replace Friday Flowers with Food Friday, I’ll just alternate posts, so no worries if you’re more into flowers than food.

Happy Friday everyone & don’t go hungry over the weekend!


7 thoughts on “Food Friday

  1. Ever since I read this post I have been thinking about what is my niche. I guess it is not only about what you love to shoot, but there is the passion for something in general. For you it comes naturally from your love for cooking ๐Ÿ™‚ I would not by no means say that food photography isn’t impressive. Food photography is hard! (this from trying it out on several occasions) Also, your food pics are as Laura said above, tempting. Sorry for rambling on, but what I ment to say niche or no niche just shoot what you love ๐Ÿ™‚ Your pics are wonderful!

    • Thank you so much, Tiina!

      Your comment just made me think again about why I’m so reluctant to accept food photography as my niche. The conclusion I came to – on this early Saturday morning ๐Ÿ™‚ – is that I find food photography a little restrictive. What I mean is: I can only cook so much on a weekend, so I’m restricted to those cooking results, as well as generally restricted to my own kitchen.

      I guess if your niche is landscape, you have places to go and see; and if you’re doing portraits, you see different people all the time. I might have to think about finding other food photography opportunities outside my kitchen…

      Thank you for making me think about this! I wasn’t really aware until now that I thought of it all as restrictive. Food for thought ๐Ÿ˜€

      What would you say your niche is, Tiina?

      • You are welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ And thanks for challengin me ๐Ÿ™‚ As said this post started a thinking process for me too. The first thought on how I could describe my niche would be “mood”??? But that is nothing conrete ๐Ÿ˜€ I love photographing people and animals for the connection. Then just things that make me feel something. I think I need to think about this some more ๐Ÿ˜€ Good thought for you to broaden outside of your own kitchen. Also you do really nice setups, so you could add to things that are related to eating…nice table setups, beautiful kitchenware? Go to the origin of the ingredients? Just few things that came to my mind.

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