Contained in this post are 10 strange and unusual items that I have in the studio for shooting food. I’ll also tell you where you can get them as well. I’ll be mentioning or linking to a few companies here – none of the companies or links are affiliates.
#1. “Shaved Ice”
Looks like shaved ice, doesn’t it? It’s actually a space age polymer. Ok, it was space age maybe 25 years ago or more. That’s when I bought this, 25 years ago and it still works great. Seriously! A tiny bit makes a massive amount so I still have half a bottle left. In the lid of the bottle, in the shot above, you can see how tiny the granules are before you put water in it. The pile on the plate was about a teaspoon of the granules mixed with water.
We had so many nice entries for the food photography contest, I just had to share our favorites with you. As you scroll down you can see several of the entries.
I decided to do a food photography contest to celebrate National Food Photography Day, the holiday I made up a few months ago. Yes, you can do that. You can just declare any day, any holiday you like. So I thought how fun would it be to celebrate my new holiday by running a food photography contest.
There were two categories – Food Bloggers, who must have a food blog online, and Pro Food Photographers, folks who make a living shooting food.
There were two ways to win. 1st place was the Judge’s Pick and 2nd place was the Viewer’s Choice award, picked by all the folks who voted for the contest on Facebook. For more details on this and the awards, see my page, National Food Photography Day and Contest