Weekly Photography Challenge – The Dinner Table


Photos of food, when done well, serve to make the viewer hungry or at the very least make the food in the photo look appetizing. Often food is photographed right at the table.

Stéphanie Kilgast

By Stéphanie Kilgast

Laura Thorne

By Laura Thorne

Weekly Photography Challenge – The Dinner Table

Your goal for the photography challenge this week is to photograph some food. It could be your meal, or like this image of mine I shared previously, someone else’s that looked appealing.

This is actually my photo taken of someone else's sandwich in Trinidad, Cuba. It just looked so amazing!

This is actually my photo taken of someone else’s sandwich in Trinidad, Cuba. It just looked so amazing!

Interpret the theme – the dinner table – however you want. It could be even just the table and place setting, maybe a candle or two, or an entire spread of food. Include people eating and enjoying the food, or for scale and perspective. Get close up on one item, or shoot the whole plate. The choice is yours.


By gwaar

Dan Foy

By Dan Foy

Robert S. Donovan

By Robert S. Donovan

Scott  Norris

By Scott Norris

Stacy Spensley

By Stacy Spensley

Ari Helminen

By Ari Helminen

Equipe Integrada

By Equipe Integrada

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Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and leave the link to them. Show me your best images in this week’s challenge. Sometimes it takes a while for an image to appear so be patient and try not to post the same image twice.

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Darlene Hildebrandt is the Managing Editor of dPS. She is also an educator who teaches aspiring amateurs and hobbyists how to improve their skills through articles, online photography classes, and travel tours. Get her free ebook 10 Photography Challenges to help you take better pictures or join a photo tour to some exotic places.

  • nopey

    The market in Barcelona

  • jom jose

    Dinner at TGI Friday

  • jom jose

    Dinner at TGI Friday

  • Audra Brase

    Time to warm up from the cold in Fairbanks, Alaska….

  • Audra Brase
  • jom jose

    Dinner at TGI Friday

  • anubhav gupta

    Its an indian donut….don’t underestimate this..

  • anubhav gupta

    Its an Indian donut…don’t underestimate this!!

  • Ken Poe

    Shoot for work. Kobe sliders

  • Ken Poe

    Oysters and wine.

  • Amanda Richardson

    Korean BBQ, San Francisco

  • Linda Kincaid

    Berry Almond Swiss Oats @ The Corner Bakery Cafe…. as good as it looks

  • Kreative Doting
  • cpab45

    Crab legs from a street vendor in San Francisco

  • cpab45

    soon to be on the dinner table

  • cpab45


  • Roger Cunningham

    A missing guest?

  • Rob Strada

    Before my nephew’s baptism

  • Michael Vo

    Los Tres Gallos restaurant in Cabo

  • Red Pepper and Lavender

  • lovely photo

  • nice point of view!

  • Thank you so much 🙂

  • Many thanks Inbaliya 🙂

  • Richard A. Phillips

    Traditional Tamilian Vegetarian Spread

  • Sarah Demuth

    Key Lime pie, and I didnt get to self conscious pulling out my camera and move my pie around.

  • Sandra Latham

    Valentine’s mini pies

  • Eugene Shuler

    Formal Table

  • SteveR

    It looks as if it had already been eaten once.

  • Andrea Conforme

    Spicy peppers

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