Get Photo Inspiration From Surrounding Circumstances
My mind prefers to work in a new place. That's why I can easily get inspiration for writing in new places. I like to go to coffee shops to see the mood of the people inside. Also, while drinking coffee. Of course, I also like to see the activities of people on the streets. Seeing these activities made me think of many things.
Including new ideas for my food plating and photography. Many ideas come unexpectedly, but they don't come right away when I'm cooking or when I'm about to take photos. It's been a long process since I saw a lot of people's activities, as well as my surroundings.
This time I'm not going to talk about the inspiration I got at the coffee shop. I will share the results of photography that I get inspiration from my surroundings.
I got the inspiration for a style of food photography that I had never tried before. Being at my mother-in-law's house made me see a lot of new things that made up my mind and give me new ideas.
I walked around the house and saw some interesting objects. Then I connect some of these objects with the food that I will make. This makes me more focused on matching interesting objects with the food I will be photographing. In the following, I will show you my process of producing photographs and the results of the photos. I hope you guys like my new experiment.
On the first try, I used yellow flower petals for serving Vermicelli cabbage. I used petals from only 3 flowers. The flowers were not of good quality so I was allowed by the market dealer to have them for free.
To be able to get these flower petals, I went to the market in the afternoon so I found many flowers that had bloomed and were no longer of good quality when they were sold. Even though I could take the flowers home for free, I still gave money to the seller as a thank you.
First of all, I removed the petals from the flower. I sprinkle the flower petals into a serving plate.
For the serving of Vermicelli cabbage, I use a piece of cabbage. Then I add the vermicelli to the cabbage sheet which has a slightly curved shape, so the vermicelli doesn't spill out.
Place the cabbage filled with vermicelli onto a serving plate filled with flower petals. The result is quite a contrast. That's enough to make me happy to be able to see the results of new food photography, compared to the previous photos that used my general photo background.
The photography style with flower petals looks quite promising. But what I still have to learn is to match the color of the flower petals that will be used, with the type of food or the type of serving plate that I use. What do you think of the results of food photography using flower petals?
An Old Door
I found a door that was quite interesting to me. I saw an old wooden door in the shed behind my mother-in-law's house.
In my opinion, the door is suitable to be used as a photo background tool for photo objects that have a high object, such as drinks.
Finally, I used an old door to be used for shooting carrot celery juice. I added fresh flowers of different colors to make them more eye-catching.
Next, the next experiment came from the dry leaves of an old tree. I'm pretty excited about this one. I have a golden brown food object in the form of sweet potato balls.
I took some of the dry leaves then I washed them and I dried them again before I used them for food photography.
Then, I arrange the clean dry leaves on a serving plate. I chose to use a white plate to contrast with the color of the dry leaves, as well as the color of the food object itself.
Last part, add sweet potato balls on top of the leaves that have been arranged on a plate. The wind was blowing when I photographed this object. So there are some movements of the leaves that I can't predict.
I was quite surprised and amazed to see the results. It turns out that the shape and color of the dried leaves suit the main food object.
Dried Coconut Shells
Sooo, this is my favorite result actually! Thanks to the coconut shells behind the house of my mother-in-law. They look perfect for each other, they also look connected to each other.
I saw a bucket filled with dried coconut shells. Finally, I use this object for the photo background. I used a bowl of tofu mushroom soup.
I chose a bowl that has an earth tone so it can connect to the elements of dried coconut shells.
From a bucket of dried coconut shells, I spread them neatly on the cement floor. Then, I carefully placed the bowl of tofu mushroom soup in it. I had to place a few coconut shells in the proper position for a serving bowl to sit firmly on top of them.
The result is stunning. They have beautiful tones. I love them. But it doesn't end there.
I added some white flowers on the sides of the dried coconut shells. Which version do you like more? I can't choose them because both of their versions are equally stunning. Do you agree?
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Anggrek Lestari is an Indonesian fiction writer who has published two major books. Now She is a full-time content creator. She has a goal to share life, poem, and food content that makes others happy and can get inspiration.
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Wow! Magnificent outcome!! I love how you made the old things as your background it truly added some drama to the photos. Lovely concept, you truly are gifted and always inspired to creat great artworks.
Loved your work sensei🙇♀️🙇♥️
I still have to learn many things for photography. But I love so much cooking 😊
You are bestowed with the talent in cooking that's why you are good at it.
The pics looks so good using simple objects that you can easily found in our surroundings.
Simple things can be masterpiece for sure. Just needed a little inspiration 🙂
Thank you my friend 🙂
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This is amazing..you're creative not just in cooking,but as well as in photography.. Incredible skills 😊..
Glad my brain is works 😂🤭
Beautiful food photos!! I admire your imagination, your work is inspiring. 🤩
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I like your knew and creative ideas. Your photos came out very interesting.
Surrounding area gives me new idea 😀 sometimes I feel like my brain really hot if I cant delivery my idea well.
Hello dear friend @anggreklestari good morning
Without a doubt, visiting new places and doing different things is very good to find inspiration and the motivation necessary to do something different and beautiful
I LOVE YOUR HALS AND THE WAY YOU PRESENT YOUR DISHES
have a nice day
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I admire you for your creation of beautiful healthy foods you create and your art of presenting your food.
So beautiful. So creative.
Good gastronomic photographs, which is a subject that requires effort and a sense of composition. Best regards !
Great photos. I love the setting for all of them but mostly the dried coconut shell and flowers. Great outcome from your inspirational visit.
Wow! This is a good photography idea. This is the reason behind your good photography skills. I love this experiment and this is an inspiration for me to create more interesting pictures.
Looks incredibly delicious! I love your pictures with coconut shells!