I call myself an accidental photographer. Though I have styled and directed photo shoots for my entire career, the idea of picking up a camera and mastering the numbers, the dials, and the nobs made me weak in the knees. . . and not in a good way. It was just over a year ago that I found myself in dire need of great images of our designs and crafts for our Ellinée blog. I knew it was time for me to get over IT and jump in with both feet. Yes, there were a few tears, lots of frustrating moments and many hours of reading and watching photography videos, but it only took me a few months to know I was completely hooked. I had found my new creative love!
This last Saturday I took my first live photography class. I headed to Seattle to spend the day with documentary food photographer, Clare Barboza and 5 fellow students. I chose Clare’s class because her story telling photos, natural light style and rustic settings really resonated with the style I would like to develop. She brought an array of food for us to choose from with loads of props and surfaces for us practice our food styling. Need I say that I had the time of my life? Here are 6 of my favorite images from Saturday:
All photos were shot with natural light on a Canon 5D MarkII and a Canon 50mm 1.4 lens.
Lia is a daily crafter, maker, designer and DIYer. Find more of her creative inspiration at liagriffith.com.