This past Halloween I went over to my parent’s house and my mom and I made delicious brownies that were decorated like the book from Hocus Pocus. Yeah that’s right, we made Hocus Pocus themed brownies! My mom found the recipe on the blog Half Baked Harvest, she showed and me and my instant reaction was that we were making that on Halloween. No doubt, no questions, we were just doing it.
I decided it would be a perfect opportunity to practice my photography for multiple reasons: 1. I would’t be able to use natural lighting (AHHH) 2. I’ve never photographed food with my DSLR or the process of making food.
Reflecting on how the photos turned out, I would say only about 50% of them turned out either do to lighting or not being able to get as far away from the items as I would like (because my lens is fixed). But I really like the 50% of the photos that turned out, I definitely think that they reflected how delicious and drool worthy these brownies.
If you want to want to try creating these brownies or save this recipe for next year, you can check out the recipe here.
Over Thanksgiving I definitely want to experiment with photographing a flat lay of the dinner spread as well as photographing the pumpkin cheesecake I will be baking for dessert. BRB as I go research tips for photographing food, if you have any recommendations yourself please leave them in the comment section below!