May's Photo Challenge Theme: All Things Edible

Paris -- the site for our upcoming photography and travel writing workshops -- makes me think about decadent chocolates, unusual cheeses, croissants, wine, and wonderful street cafes serving rich coffee (my favorite).

Since food is on my mind… I challenge you to turn your camera toward exactly that this month. And when I say food, I mean ALL things food -- the growing, preparing, and presentation of it… morsels on your plate… restaurants and bars that serve it… and anything else you can think of.

To my mind, a farmer tilling his field illustrates food as much as a child with chocolate on her face does.

You could take pictures of people drinking coffee at a neighborhood coffee shop or focus on solo shots of hors d'oeuvres at a party.  Even cooking and eating utensils are fair game.

Remember -- good lighting and good composition are key.

Review these articles in our archives for pointers:

Simple, Easy-To-Use Tricks to Improve Your Photographs

Unique = Saleable, Here's my advice…

The Ubiquitous Snapshot

How to Communicate "Theme" and "Concept"

Changing Perspective: Superman vs the Frog

Two Quick Photoshop Tips to Perfect a So-So Photo

Look for a list of winners from last month's challenge in next week's Photo Tip.

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