Anson Smart: Response to lecture CONT.. Sure that lighting may be used, the subject is likely also used before, but the combination of the 2 make it original in its own way, I think what makes it original is also who's name is on the work. And I think it also gets defined by wether or not the photo has aesthetic beauty or an intellectual approach - this defines postmodernism.
Anson Smart: Response to lecture:: When looking at photography, one of the often thought questions is, has it been done before? Is anything really original? And I feel like in some cases the question can kind of be argued with the answer. Because in some cases, like the one presented here, I think is original in its own way. Cont on other Anson photo...
Anson Smart: His food photography is some of my favourite
Donna Griffith: I love the use of light in this photo, in most of her work actually. It looks so natural, like the person is really in their kitchen cooking these.
Donna Griffith: This is a shot from her creative series, that she did on the side, not for a client. I think it really shows a lot of her strongest qualities in one photo. The use of natural light, the way she is able to frame all of the clutter in one shot. The way she is able to create a clutter in the photo, and yet its still beautiful
Donna Griffith: I worked with Donna a few years ago, she's a famous food, lifestyle and product photographer based in Toronto, who shoots for LCBO, House & Home, and more interior and lifestyle magazines like that. She has developed a clear style that is hers, and once you meet Donna, you see that her personality and shooting style really go hand in hand with each other, I admire that.
Brett Stevens: I am actually heading to Australia for the summer to work with this photographer. His work, especially his interior and food photography is absolutely stunning. I am beyond excited to be able to see him working in person and what his personality and his shooting style line up. This shot is so well done, I personally think. It is really similar to another shot he has done in the past. Organized clutter.
Brett Stevens: As you can see in this shot, it is similar to his other interior photo I posted, very Ikea. What I mean by that is the aesthetic, bright white natural light. Well lit, relatively flat shadows. Really shows off the products
Brett Stevens: I could honestly look at his food work all day. Especially this shot. I find it very interesting, the angle he came in at, and the lines used in it from the shadow and the corner of the table. And how the fork is placed backwards, towards the photographer instead of whoever may be seated at the table. I think the use of shadows and lights and colours strongly compliments the colours used on the plates and even the white wine in the cup. Well done.
Brett Stevens: I am obsessed with this photo. He works so much with shadows and see through glass. The light in this photo honestly makes me happy. The way the colours of the food work with the shadows and the metals in the spoons. I love love love this shot
Bonnie Savage: I selected this shot, and actually these 3 photographers, because I felt that they all had a very similar shooting style to one another, bright natural light, etc.. I picked this shot for her because she also used the look of organized clutter, and I admire that, because I actually think it is a skill to master, to be able to make a mess and have it look good. Brett also has a shot like this on his site, with that hanging ducks, thats why I picked this one.
Bonnie Savage: I like the subtle use of complimentary colours in this photo. The yellow beer, yellow dip and orange food with the deep blue background. The way that is put together makes the products really pop off the page. The side lighting also really helps with that, creating the deep shadows on the plate.
Bonnie Savage: I went with this shot because I think this is a very popular angle for people to shoot these days, you see it often on social media, kind of the supplies people are using to create whatever. The light is well done in this shot and it really highlights the products well.