Making Biscuits – Food Photography

I just finished reading A Painted House by John  Grisham. I enjoyed this glimpse into the past of rural Arkansas. It almost paralleled the life my father had while growing up in the same area. He picked cotton, he enjoyed his mother’s biscuits, and he, too, moved north to Michigan to find work. No one could make biscuits like his mother. She put all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl and added cream, one tablespoon at a time. She would work that tablespoon of cream into a perfect biscuit and set it on the baking sheet. Then she would add one more tablespoon of cream and work up another biscuit. This would continue until she used all the dry ingredients. Obviously, she needed no recipe. And it was an amazing thing to watch when I was in the kitchen with her, although most times I did not wake up until I could smell the biscuits in the oven.

The shot, above, is set up in a corner of a room that I call “my studio”. I thought I’d use this back-story shot to show you a bit of what Marie and I can offer in our Still Life/Food Photography workshop in April. We are really excited to share what we have put together for you. No matter if you have a “studio” or a corner in your house, no matter if you have a fancy light or you use window light, no matter if you have a purchased backdrop or you use other things from around your house, we can show you how to work with what you have.

This is a flat lay shot looking straight down. The step ladder is needed to get a good view for this type of shooting, unless the items are on the floor. We have lots of ideas for you!

“The art of photography is knowing how much to exclude. You can’t photograph the whole world.” —Eliot Porter

We can help you zero in on the story you want to tell.

You can find the workshop details here: Still Life/Food Photography Workshop

If you have questions, feel free to ask. We would love to have you join us.


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