Hey!  It's been a while since I wrote something on here, but lately I've been busy with school and what not.  

Last week I was able to practice my food photography skills in a shoot for my friends' project with a small business called Mission City Creamery. Located in Santa Clara right next to SCU, this place took over Blondie's around last year.  We were sad to see Blondie's go, but were delighted to see an affordable and quality owner take over the local ice cream parlor.

If you have time, come check their stuff out!  They have a lot of foods (not just ice cream) that are insanely good and relatively cheap.  The owner, Chris, was a contractor and now works here after spending his former life almost all over the place. 

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If you ever have time, come visit the place!  It's a small quaint area that's warm and uplifting, giving the nostalgic "old school parlor" atmosphere.  

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Anyways, I used window light to create that "Cooking Recipe" sort of food shot; the ones you see in food magazines (or Pinterest/Tumblr).  Using the 50mm 1.8, I focused on texture and composition as well as color.  Food aesthetic is about making the food look delicious, and even though I didn't use some of the techniques to enhance this (smoke for steam, oil to glaze, etc.) I think I did all right.  

One day I want to be able to do my own food photography with more techniques; the window light was by far the greatest asset I used, but other techniques involve reflectors and flash.  

Hope you're hungry now!  If you're in the area, stop by the parlor, and you can treat yourself to one of these.  

See you next time!

- IT