The Daily Focal Point

November 27, 2008


Filed under: Photo Challenges! — cabenelson @ 12:35 pm

Doesn’t it feel like we just did this?!!? Hopefully you all aren’t burned out of this little contest. I know I’m having a blast seeing each of your pictures and hearing in your words, what you wanted to accomplish in the pic you usubmitted. REMEMBER this is a platform to learn from each other and to challenge yourself!

I’m so excited for this weeks challenge. I think I’m more excited to participate than I am to actually host it because the challenge is a difficult one for me! I wanted to build it around a major Thanksgiving staple… FOOD!

You’re challenge this week is to capture an image that showcases food. It doesn’t have to be of a Thanksgiving meal (although that would be ideal) or of any type of food specifically. Just an interesting image that makes the food look interesting and stand out. If you’ve never photographed food before YOU WILL FIND THIS A CHALLENGE! SO DO IT!

Okay maybe I’m making it sound more difficult than it actually is, I guess I just suck at it. Here is my initial entry (I’ll be challenging myself and submitting a photo with you all next week)

Food Photography

These are fried sweet potatoe fries and they are wonderful. You can also do food related products if you would like, such as these.

Food Related

food related 2

We’re going to extend the date you can submit your pic to me until Monday. So you have until Monday to send me your favorite food shot. We’re also going to change the way you email me your photos. Instead of attaching the picture to an email and sending it off to me, most people have a Flickr account. SEND ME YOUR PHOTO BY SENDING ME A FLICKR LINK TO YOUR PHOTO. If you DON’T have a Flickr account DON’T WORRY! Just email me your photo as usual. BUT if you do have a Flickr account, just follow these simple instructions.

  • Upload your photo to Flickr
  • Click on the “All Sizes Tab” right above the photo
  • Select the “MEDIUM” sized (500×335)
  • Then just email me the “Copy and Paste the HTML link into your webpage” link

Again, email me your favorite food pic (via link or attach it) at cabenelson (at) gmail (dot) com by Monday December 1st.

So before you stuff your face today (I know I will) grab your camera and take a few shots! Regardless if you participate or not, I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!



  1. Well, shoot, there goes my idea. I had a photograph my Kitchenaide. Maybe I will anyway.

    I hope food comes up again as this subject is quite difficult to shoot. It’s all about the lighting, and typically, lighting in dining areas and the kitchen is simply horrible.

    Happy Thanksgiving! Remember to pace yourself, you have all day. Also, practice plate management. We can’t have the cranberry sauce running into our mashed potatos! 😉

    Comment by Dusty Lens — November 27, 2008 @ 12:51 pm

  2. That’s going to be the REAL challenge for everyone! Lighting lighting lighting.

    Comment by cabenelson — November 27, 2008 @ 2:13 pm

  3. Good challenge! I am so, so terrible at food photography! But I will definitely give it a try. I’m hungry for sweet potato fries, now!

    Comment by 12littlefeet — November 27, 2008 @ 3:17 pm

  4. I’m going to do it.

    Next, tackling Flickr. I have my concerns about it but also a few questions…

    Comment by Heather — November 27, 2008 @ 9:22 pm

  5. Heather, if you have any questions let me know!
    Just shoot me an email-

    Comment by cabenelson — November 27, 2008 @ 9:35 pm

  6. Hi!

    I happened to take a photo of Miss Blue Eyes washing the cranberries for the sauce. I just need to process it! Have a great Thanksgiving Cabe!

    Comment by Dr. Cason — November 27, 2008 @ 9:35 pm

  7. I’m going to try and add a shot just for fun. Now everyone do not laugh as I still have my little cheap Kodak 3.2 pixel camera. Mine will look sad to all of yours I’m sure, but it will be fun to participate.

    Cabe – A very nice African-American gentleman and his immediate family opened a restaurant called Fresh Slices in Memphis. One of their specialties is fried sweet potatoes – yum!

    Comment by Kathleen — November 28, 2008 @ 1:10 am

  8. Thanks for your comment on my blog !

    Comment by Babzy — November 28, 2008 @ 1:17 pm

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