Here are some links that might be helpful and inspirational for food photography.
Great examples of creating a spontaneous look with propping and styling http://francesjanisch.com/#/Food/Savoury/3
Donna Hay magazine, a subscription is needed to see all but you can go to recipe link and see some great images of food in the style of the magazine. http://www.donnahay.com.au/recipes/desserts-and-baking/
Nice resource for propping and set styling http://www.cookyourdream.com/
A portal of work from various photographers, stylists, and viewers, lots of great inspiration. http://www.tastespotting.com/login
Has some good resources http://www.learnfoodphotography.com/category/food-styling/
Food Photography Assignment
Edit your photographs, making sure there's no random junk in the background, the horizons are straight, not too dark or bright, and in focus.
Choose your top six images that have shallow DOF (f/1.8) and medium DOF (f/8) and save them as lastname-firstname-food1-shallowDOF.jpg and lastname-firstname-food1-mediumDOF.jpg up to six. Make sure there is a variety and you are not using the same images as your partner! You will be submitting twelve images total.
Save in the 10-27-2017 Food Photography folder.
1. Create a padlet named "Food"
2. Title your padlet with your first and last name and call it "Food Photography"
3. Put your top six images (twelve total images- one at shallow, the other medium dof) in your padlet- make sure you have one at f/1.8 and one at f/8 for comparison. Make sure there's a variety of angles and poses- not just six of mainly the same picture. Title each photo "Cupcake Side Angle Medium Depth of Field" (or whatever the food item is).
4. Put the technical information of each photograph in the description (aperture, shutter speed and ISO), as well as two sentences saying why you specifically like that photograph.
5. Answer the following questions as a separate post on your padlet at least two paragraphs long in complete sentences:
1. What did you use to light up your photographs?
2. What do you see as a difference between the f/1.8 and the f/8 photographs? Which one do you prefer for food photography, and why?
3. What are some key points that you learned about food photography, based on your notes and taking pictures? (in one paragraph or more)
4. If you were to do this again, what would you do differently?
Period 1: https://padlet.com/kclarkart/foodphoto1
Period 2: https://padlet.com/kclarkart/foodphoto2
Period 4: https://padlet.com/kclarkart/foodphoto4
Period 5: padlet.com/kclarkart/foodphoto5
Period 6: padlet.com/kclarkart/foodphoto6