Today I decided to work on my portfolio, and here’s what I got up to:
Here’s my first shot of the day. I decided to do something a little different and look at raw produce. I started off the day by photographing a Sirloin steak (Which I have just eaten and it was yummy!). This is a more general over view shot.
Now onto a lovely piece of cod. I have spent a lot of time thinking about how I wanted to dress these shots, and I think it shows. I hired a lot of the props from a Prop Hire company called ‘China & Co’ based in Shepard’s Bush. I also went to a local steel supplier to buy the surface you can see in this shot. It’s solid steel!
I felt like the background was too prominent in the last shot, so I moved it further away in this photograph. I think it helps to draw the viewers eye to the pork chop, as that is supposed to be the main focus within the shot.
This shot took a lot of preparation- It took 3 days to make this slab of ice!!! And I couldn’t believe how quickly it melted. I do like the idea and composition of this shot, it’s just a shame that the fish’s tail got damaged in transit.
I wanted to make this shot a little bit different rather than just 6 sausages on a chopping board. I was really pleased with the final shot! So much so, i decided I should also experiment with different backgrounds.
Couldn’t finish this shoot without doing a lifestyle type shot. As I have done a shoot before on my modern take on fish a chips before (https://www.laurenmclean.com/blog/2011/05/10/seafood/), I thought it was a great dish to finish on this time.