A general update aaannddd the next installment of my food photography venture! June belongs to bacon wrapped cheesy chicken with leeks, with Lincolnshire based Lymn Bank cracked black pepper cheddar. Nom.
Unlike last time I got this one done in one shoot but I put a lot of planning into it, so that probably helped a lot. I experimented with the lighting a fair bit- starting with tungsten and going onto flash, I’d thankfully got everything set up before the food was plated then it was just minor tweaks with composition and framing. However, I did that classic thing of noticing things I could have done or changed after I’d sent them off… little things like turning the bottle around just a little bit so you can see the fairtrade logo… annoying, but I’m hoping that’s signs of improvement
Update wise, I’ve been going through my old blogs and articles I used to write for The Focus Project (I’ve yet to have a stint through my hard drive, not particularly looking forward to that…) and I’m thinking about moving them here onto this website under their own “focus” tab; mainly because I want everything in one place as I’m planning a website overhall and I want to be able to direct people to my written work, this may also mean publishing my dissertation on my website too along with my full CV. I’m also going to go through my old personal blog on blogspot and pick what I want to keep from that before I shut it down as I don’t use it and I think I can just write everything on here, really. Other than that I’m also planning a flickr update once I’ve got a few more shots for the co-op under my belt along with an etsy and tumblr update- yes it’s got to that point. I kind of figured that with the CV update I should also update my online presence as everything links to everything else if that makes sense…
Craft wise, I’m looking into doing some of my own lampwork if I can keep the cost down, I also want to make my own paper for my business cards but we’ll see! Currently making a few bits for the summer markets:
I actually got out in the sun this week as well we took a bike ride to whisby nature park (it was only a 13 mile round trip, wasn’t dying the next day or anything..) and had a picnic at the wild flower preserve I’d happily do that every Monday.
So as well as hunting down old blogs to publish here, I’ve also been thinking about writing up more about my photography projects; as in sort-of artists statements as well as my usual research and idea generation.. I’m just a bit annoyed I haven’t come as far with my tableau pieces as I’d hoped I guess, so I want to write it all up with illustrations. It’s not much progress but it’ll help me get it all straight in my head, and if I have any models or anyone interested I can send them directly here to read about it.. I dunno- I’m still unsure.
Finally, Keep an eye out for my newly published article in PVB Magazine as there will be more to come