Weekly Photo Challenge: Food

Do you speak in images? Enjoy taking photos to document your experiences or just to express what you notice in the world? Love to share them with others? Welcome to the weekly photo challenge! I post a new challenge each week…check in regularly and join the fun!

I don’t cook…but I’m lucky to live with a wonderful cook.  And he’s patient enough with me to let me capture some of his beautiful cooking with my lens.  Earlier this week he was experimenting with a new recipe that included chickpeas, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes.  I love that my photo captures the heat as well as the beautiful colors.

pasta sauce

The Summer Institute snack table is often a work of art.  I captured this rainbow of cut peppers last week sitting on the table.

rainbow peppers

To celebrate the 4th of July, my husband went all out with his cooking.  We started with chicken and fruits and veggies on skewers on the barbeque.


food in the backyard

And he made a cherry pie from scratch!  Here’s the “before” with the pitted cherries.


And the after…pie a la mode!

cherry pie

And sometimes I just can’t resist snapping that picture of a guilty pleasure…like these yummy taquitos with guacamole from the local Roberto’s.  (These are the pictures I love to text to my sons to remind them what they’re missing now that they no longer live in our place!)


So this week’s challenge is to use food as the inspiration for your photos.  It can be your ordinary breakfast…even if it comes out of a box…or a culinary masterpiece.  You can snap a guilty fast food pleasure, a fine restaurant meal, or even the raw materials at the grocery store or in the garden!

You can post your photo alone or along with some words: commentary, a story, a poem…maybe even a song! I love to study the photographs that others’ take and think about how I can use a technique, an angle, or their inspiration to try something new in my own photography. (I love a great mentor text…or mentor photo, in this case!)

I share my photography and writing on social media. You can find me on Instagram and Twitter using @kd0602. If you share your photos and writing on social media too, please let me know so I can follow and see what you are doing. To help our Weekly Photo community find each other, use the hashtag #food for this week and include @nwpianthology in your post.

This is your week to be a food documentarian.  What do you eat or what do you see others eating?  Capture some images of food through your lens!

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