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Food: Weekly Photography Challenge

Red Velvet Cup CakeThis week we published a post with 5 simple tips to get a strong image of Food to go with the many Food Photography articles in our archives (see below for some links) so we thought ‘Food’ might make a good theme for this weeks challenge.

Feel free to take images of any type of food you wish. It can be breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack. It might be food being eaten or styled on a plate. It might be a mouth watering cake, a sizzling steak or a tempting treat – it’s totally up to you.

I really can’t wait to see what you come up with this week!

Once you’ve taken and selected the ‘FOOD’ image that you’d like to share – upload it to your favourite photo sharing site or blog and either share a link to it or – embed them in the comments using our embed tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSFOOD to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks challenge – Family challenge where there were some great shots submitted.

Looking for some Food Photography Inspiration or Instruction?

Here’s just a few of the food photography tutorials and articles in our archives.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • April Milani

    December 10, 2012 03:37 pm

  • Foxphotos

    December 9, 2012 11:54 am

    My Own Creation!!!

  • arafel

    December 9, 2012 09:25 am

    nem - vietnamese roll
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/obergeron/8255157597/
    -

  • nitikiti

    December 8, 2012 07:26 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nitikiti/8253467821/in/photostream/

  • Michael Havens

    December 8, 2012 07:43 am

    oh... I get it. it needs to be on the web first so it has a URL. Silly me!

  • Michael Havens

    December 8, 2012 07:41 am

    also.... how do we post the pictures on the site instead of just a link?

  • Michael Havens

    December 8, 2012 07:36 am

    This is the first time I've shared my pictures with the world!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/57070982@N07/8252341933/in/photostream/lightbox/
    How do I add the EXIF data?
    Let me know if I did this right.

  • Anastasiya

    December 8, 2012 01:16 am

    Here are my food pictuers
    http://aamaksimchuk.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/buckwheat-crepes-or-blinchiki/
    http://aamaksimchuk.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/rosemary-mashed-sweet-potatoes/

    http://aamaksimchuk.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/brie-and-pumpernickel/

  • Bea

    December 7, 2012 11:22 pm

    This entry is of veggies on the grill.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30326442@N08/5904163445/in/set-72157627415264754

  • Safa

    December 7, 2012 03:47 pm

    Anyone mentioned food ? My first love?

  • Rosli Shirlin

    December 7, 2012 03:09 pm

    Thought I share mine too

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8060/8231071575_4a1b7b529b_z.jpg

  • Venitia

    December 7, 2012 11:53 am

    This is my entry for the food photography challenge ..
    Stuffed eggplant ..
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vvs-vvs/8251445624/in/photostream/

  • Patrick

    December 7, 2012 08:16 am

    Apologies: http://www.flickr.com/photos/larsonfamily/8247934797/in/photostream/

  • Patrick

    December 7, 2012 08:16 am

    A recent outing to the outstanding "Salty Sow" in Austin, TX:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/larsonfamily/8247934797/sizes/z/in/photostream/

  • Sandra

    December 7, 2012 03:46 am

    My very first blog post happened to be all about food: A huge street food block party in Toronto: http://fotogfoodie.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/cinco-de-mayo-street-food-block-party/

  • Venitia

    December 6, 2012 06:14 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vvs-vvs/8248145718/#comments

  • Miriam

    December 5, 2012 06:38 pm

    I love this challenge! Here are my beef sliders on "buns" made of mushrooms!
    http://overtimecook.com/2012/12/02/mushroom-beef-sliders-and-a-review-and-giveaway-of-chic-made-simple/mushroom-beef-sliders-3/

  • Sue

    December 5, 2012 04:29 am

    Not a stunning picture, but I wanted to try my first post!

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/16953221@N08/8245158640/' title='2012_12_01 Party Plate' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8343/8245158640_063fbd0a4f.jpg']

  • Randy Machare

    December 5, 2012 01:58 am

    I have a couple of submissions, your feedback is welcome.
    http://fridayswoon.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/zebra-cookies-chocolate-crackle-cookies/
    http://fridayswoon.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/browned-butter-sugar-cookies/
    http://fridayswoon.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/cranberry-tea-cookies-for-easter/
    http://fridayswoon.wordpress.com/2012/03/24/home-made-chocolate-sauce/

  • Neil K

    December 4, 2012 10:11 pm

    here is my entry...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/parneilzeye/7938499690/

  • Anil KM

    December 4, 2012 10:03 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/parneilzeye/7938499690/' title='Rose petal mousse' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8319/7938499690_45d3bb7b9a.jpg']

  • Mariah

    December 4, 2012 08:22 pm

    My other food photos:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mom_cepi/7175379707/in/set-72157630100853042/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mom_cepi/7175374295/in/set-72157630100853042/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mom_cepi/7175386405/in/set-72157630100853042/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mom_cepi/7175376431/in/set-72157630100853042/

  • Mariah

    December 4, 2012 08:13 pm

    Here's one of my shoots:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mom_cepi/7175383165/in/set-72157630100853042/

  • bharat

    December 4, 2012 07:36 pm

    Chocolate fantansy

  • pruittk

    December 4, 2012 03:50 pm

    Summer tomatoes

    [eimg url='http://arsonistinthekitchen.tumblr.com/image/6612726538' title='6612726538']

  • pruittk

    December 4, 2012 03:49 pm

    http://arsonistinthekitchen.tumblr.com/image/6612726538[eimg url='http://arsonistinthekitchen.tumblr.com/image/6612726538' title='6612726538']

  • Nur Atikah Rashidan

    December 4, 2012 02:15 am

    Salad in one of the restaurant that i had before

  • Shruthi

    December 3, 2012 11:52 pm

    http://www.photopportunist.com/p422628149

  • checo

    December 3, 2012 05:52 pm

    first try on food

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/79147197@N07/8239811429/in/photostream

  • Mary

    December 3, 2012 02:00 pm

    This photo is also on Twitter. It features some delicious and beautiful cake bites from my friend's bridal shower.
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Bhx-bjgi4nM/ULwVSNaYdvI/AAAAAAAACOY/9GXob4q4TBs/s1600/470137_3415109867199_1136464363_o.jpg

  • kasia

    December 3, 2012 01:26 pm

    My Sunday brunch: http://flic.kr/p/dyarUh

  • Dewi

    December 3, 2012 12:51 pm

    Home-made chocolate brownies: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fractalthoughts/8239104165

  • Varun Oswal

    December 3, 2012 11:03 am


    Breadsticks n Dip

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/75484566@N02/8238815325/' title='breadsticks' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8210/8238815325_4b4f6681d6.jpg']

  • Lucia

    December 3, 2012 07:55 am

    This is one of the photos of the last post in my blog. I really like bakery but I enjoy so much taking photos of the things I do that I think that I spend much more time with the photos that with the recipe :)
    Sometimes your lonely milk glass dream with chocolate cookies...
    http://sevillaneando.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/sin-tc3adtulo-3574-editar.png

    I like this one too, I didn't like any of my dishes and I decided to use the kitchen clock :)
    http://bakercat.com/2012/10/28/cupcakes-de-castana/

  • Laura

    December 3, 2012 04:39 am

    http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/202579_4196092553768_1450971752_o.jpg
    http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/470729_3650624437406_724008811_o.jpg
    http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/620938_4164874733342_223783182_o.jpg
    [eimg url='http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/620938_4164874733342_223783182_o.jpg' title='620938_4164874733342_223783182_o.jpg']

  • Theresa

    December 3, 2012 03:34 am

    Awesome pictures of food. I have been trying to get into doing it also. I love to cook and show the interesting photos of just that.

    Keep up the good articles!!

  • AJ

    December 3, 2012 02:37 am

    A buffalo ragout over egg noodles. I made it last night.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajb47/8235805957/in/photostream

  • David

    December 3, 2012 01:54 am

    I was at a cooking class and took this shot of all the salads being prepared...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30160011@N03/8238248238/in/photostream

  • Gwen

    December 3, 2012 01:54 am

  • David

    December 3, 2012 01:53 am

    I was at a cooking class and took this shot of all these salads being prepared

  • Tom

    December 3, 2012 01:22 am

    http://www.photographybyvix.com/img/s4/v64/p1305813984-5.jpg

  • Tom

    December 3, 2012 01:21 am

    [eimg url='http://www.photographybyvix.com/img/s4/v65/p1305813982-3.jpg' title='p1305813982-3.jpg']

  • Chitra Sivasankar Arunagiri

    December 3, 2012 12:59 am

    I have posted a pic that I shot at the Yo Sushi here in Leeds. Check it out and let me know what you think.
    http://csafotography.wordpress.com/2012/12/02/weekly-photography-challenge-food/

  • blueb3ll

    December 2, 2012 11:19 pm

    Meringue dessert

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-47v3ovprYoE/ULtGritrRxI/AAAAAAAAMN4/OF39v0aJXvY/s720/P1010998B.JPG

  • Sonali Sengupta

    December 2, 2012 10:38 pm

    Indian Breakfast Dish - POHA
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/297451_103444799767092_894085881_n.jpg

  • Donald Durham

    December 2, 2012 08:21 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/eternalpoet/8030676097/in/photostream

  • Mei Teng

    December 2, 2012 06:22 pm

    Photo of steamed Chinese rice dumpling.

    [eimg url='https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VFF_UQTHBBA/ULsBVpqoFZI/AAAAAAAAWlc/up7OeIOzOOg/s512/02122012A.jpg' title='02122012A.jpg']

  • Josh Baker

    December 2, 2012 01:18 pm

    href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19685001@N06/8235782523/" title="IMG_0040 by jpbaker77, on Flickr">[/img]

  • Josh Baker

    December 2, 2012 01:13 pm

    Pumpkin Cream Puffs in process.

  • Vladimir Bott

    December 2, 2012 12:16 pm

    This is from one of my photowalks with a friend-photographer:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vladimirbott/8235661599/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vladimirbott/8235662107/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vladimirbott/8235662551/in/photostream

  • Shawn Fields

    December 2, 2012 12:16 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sfields/8075739864/

  • Shawn Fields

    December 2, 2012 09:57 am

    Chicken Wrap.

  • Stella

    December 2, 2012 09:42 am

    My macaroons,
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/61783634@N03/5625052209/in/photostream/

  • Inga M.

    December 2, 2012 09:33 am

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/314118_4639754282000_1711321256_n.jpg

  • Hannah

    December 2, 2012 08:57 am

    Did a tiny test recently for a concept I’ve had brewing for a few months.

    Didn’t get a chance to cook the little blighters but am looking forward to the final shoot for this one so that I can really get them looking plentiful and shiny and lovely. I know you either love them or hate them, but really…aren’t they super pretty?

    More to come, hopefully with further development and more time spent!

    http://www.hannahrosehughes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/sprouts-test-300x300.jpg

  • Ljubo

    December 2, 2012 06:25 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/keselj/8048380325/in/photostream/

  • Colin Cronin

    December 2, 2012 06:02 am

    Pumpkin cheesecake with whipped cream quinnelle and blueberry sauce, from Thanksgiving 2012:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/colincronin/8235835760/in/photostream

  • amanda

    December 2, 2012 06:01 am

    My sons Choccy brownie...my first attempt of food photography...... tasted awesome!!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bootzaj/8235802960/in/photostream

  • amanda

    December 2, 2012 05:59 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bootzaj/8235802960/in/photostream

  • Brian K.

    December 2, 2012 03:01 am

    This was taken on Father's Day. My mother in law was really proud of this dinner...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27887545@N00/7394021320/

  • Marcy

    December 2, 2012 02:08 am

    A homemade corn tortilla in the foreground with my son digging in out of focus in the background:
    http://www.tootimidandsqueamish.com/2012/01/homemade-corn-tortillas-and-tamales-too-masa-harina-two-ways/

  • Steve

    December 1, 2012 08:21 pm

    Being different where you eat :))

    http://wildlifeencounters.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Marbella/G0000z5AiXFl5JvI/I0000IUOJx10UlEA/C0000hVl3w00l5Rg

  • Erik Linhardt

    December 1, 2012 06:14 pm

    King Koodle for one of my accounts. It's cheesy, crunchy, and chickeny.
    http://bit.ly/TsjzeW

  • joshi daniel

    December 1, 2012 02:25 pm

    Roti: http://wp.me/silml-212

  • raghavendra

    December 1, 2012 02:16 pm

    delicious food prepared by my grandmother

    http://raghavendra-mobilephotography.blogspot.in/2012/07/delicious-food-by-grand-mother.html

  • Tom O'Connor

    December 1, 2012 12:55 pm

    Mmmmmm... Crawfish!!

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p9574725/e39049d5b

  • Badflea

    December 1, 2012 10:14 am

    Toy food from Japan!

    http://pdf34.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/cibo-food-02/

  • rich

    December 1, 2012 09:01 am

    I love french food and was lucky enough to recently have a holiday in France.

    I wasn't going to post these food photos from my trip, but they seemed perfect for this challenge:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/41898910@N03/8232558009/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/41898910@N03/8233621252/in/photostream/

  • Scottc

    December 1, 2012 08:35 am

    I experimented with food photography for a while and really enjoyed it, it much more difficult than it may seem.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/5250317397/

  • Jai Catalano

    December 1, 2012 08:20 am

    Well I have to give love and respect to the great people of the Hot Bread Kitchen who increase economic security for foreign-born and low-income women and men by opening access to the billion dollar specialty food industry. Plus don't the pastries look delicious? :)

    http://portraitinspiration.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/HBK-Kitchen-Portrait-Inspiration-5.jpg

  • Patrick Kuhl

    December 1, 2012 07:03 am

    Broccoli at the Madison Farmer's Market. http://www.flickr.com/photos/patkuhl/8084183352

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