Hi there! No recipe today, instead I’m starting a new series of posts called Prop Talk. Every second Wednesday from now on I’ll write a post about my favorite food photography props. Why am I doing that? Because I love props, I think about them constantly and I want to talk about them.
I hope the food bloggers and photographers among you do too so we can have endless prop chats together. Do you love props as much as I do? I think sometimes it’s actually the props, not the food, that make the food photo. What do you think?
I’ll start with one of my favorites, this rustic chair:
I found this beautiful piece of furniture in an antique store in Denver and use it all the time as a “table” surface. Two examples of the chair in action are below. What makes this prop so great is its rustic look AND its dimensions. The seat is 15 inches by 13 inches, which makes it a perfect surface for small plates and bowls that would look completely lost on an actual table. Another nice thing about the chair is that it is easy to move around and doesn’t take up much space in the studio (and if you get tired you can sit on it too).
What about you? Do you photograph on chairs? Do you like it? What’s your favorite food photography prop?
See you back here Friday with a new recipe!
Here is the chair in action:
From post Yogurt Ginger Mint Dip.