I was working on a practice shoot after the holiday, dabbling with certain aspects of food photography lighting and other details. These colorful squash or gourd images weren’t really meant to see the light of day (or for a post on TC), but then I thought…why not?
A couple of weeks ago I was working on recipe development and a photo shoot for Grapes from California (see my dee-licious Red & Black Grapes Focaccia with Goat Cheese & Prosciutto). The campaign was to “Fall In Love with Grapes from California” and to somehow depict a fall scene. The hero of the shot, however, needed to be the beautiful grape focaccia. I didn’t want to use pumpkins in the scene. To try to convey the Autumn/Fall season, I enlisted the assistance of some colorful and quite whimsical looking gourds or squash (see the images here).
They almost don’t even look real, especially this particular gourd. I like the dark orange stripes and the bumpy outside texture. I’m hoping this little guy will last a long while into next year. He’s so cute!
As I was saying…I wanted to test some things out and grabbed the first thing that was in my little photography studio. That first thing just happened to be this gourd/squash. Later that evening, while critiquing the shoot in Lightroom, I kicked it over to Photoshop to add typography to the layout. Once I get started with typography it’s a done deal (most of the time). I’ll either publish it or it sits in a draft folder, which is usually the case.
Okay…off to bake something and then do a quick shoot to share an icy treat I made a couple of days ago that we’ve put off eating until I get around to shooting it!
Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend. Hope you saved some of your hard-earned money for Cyber-Monday tomorrow!