As you’ve probably seen (if you’ve been keeping up with my blog), I end up photographing quite a variety of things on a daily basis – including food photography. Thursday was no different as I went to Robin’s house (who I met on Memorial day @ Veteran Park) for a lifestyle magazine photography story about homegrown figs. Yes, figs. My experience with figs was limited to my childhood, and those figs were of the newton variety so this was and interesting assignment.
I was amazed at how many different kinds and colors of figs there are. Silly me, I figured a fig is a fig, to use a figure of speech (ok, ok, no more bad puns). Robin picked the figs we photographed right off her trees and brought them inside. What a treat! They were ripe, sweet and sticky. I was afraid to eat during the photoshoot as a sticky fingerprint on a lens doesn’t good photography make, or so Yoda says. Here’s a shot from that session – I’ll take full credit for stylizing the food but Danielle and Robin take top prize for the Hydrangea & fig leaf floral arrangment.