SFU: My Final Portfolio #grillingishappiness

I can’t believe that my photography class is coming to an end. Six weeks just flew by in a flash. It’s kind of bittersweet for me because I will miss playing with my camera and learning more and more every week. But, my school starts TOMORROW, so I am glad the class is over in time. 
This week, I am not sharing any lessons with you. I will be sharing my photo portfolio that consists of 10 of my favorite photos from the course.

Week 1: We learned about editing photos with Pixlr
We began our classes with learning about photo editing using Pixlr. When editing your photos, remember to check your exposure.

Week 2: We learned “Path to Purchase” photography.
Path to purchase is a documentation of my shopping experience from making the shopping list to check-out. It is important for a good path to purchase photo, that the background as less cluttered as possible and the lighting is good and soft.

Week 3: We learned product photography.
A product needs to be displayed in the best light and the best position.
The product should be the main subject of the photograph.
When taking pictures of the product, use the optical zoom on your camera.
Always use natural light in your photography.

Week 4: We learned about photographing food on the grill.
Natural, soft light is very important in food photography. No direct sunlight. Remember that each type of lighting will show up in different colors in your photos. 
Rule of thirds is a helpful guideline to the composition of your pictures. Try to place the subject in one or two intersection points, this will make the photo more balanced and seem more natural to the viewer
I shared several angle that you can read about by clicking the above link.

Week 5: We learned about lighting and styling the finished food.
The lighting should  be natural and soft. Window lighting is one of the best places to photograph food where there is lots of natural light.
Background  and styling is the next most important element in creating a good photo. Props are good to use when styling your pictures but do remember to keep in simple.
Remember to balance of the entire scene, the colors, the shapes and position of items.

Week 6: We photographed a grilling party.
Taking photos while throwing a party is very challenging. I had a hard time keeping up with taking photos and cooking. Have the camera handy so you can take a shot when the opportunity comes along. Remember your lighting!!

I had a wonderful time in my class. I learned a lot and now I will continue to LEARN BY DOING. Remember to have your camera in your hands when learning photography. Experiment and play around!! 
HUGE thank you to Sears Grilling for sponsoring this post and generously providing us with this class and our grills!! 


I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Sears Grilling #CBias #GrillingIsHappiness. All photos and opinions are my own.

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