Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Candy Corn and Carmel Apples....

You may remember my "Apple Cider Doughnut" post. I had so much fun with that one I thought I would give fall snacks another try. I have to tell you my kids are loving these posts because all the goodies are theirs when I am done....the dentist like them too:) Now all I need to do is work in a bribe or too so I can get some photos of the boys. Actually, this is a dreaded weekend at our house (by the boys). It is Christmas card weekend, maybe I will stock up on really good snacks, full stomachs will hopefully make for a successful shoot, hopefully. Okay, now on to...

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What do you think? What are your favorite fall snacks?

Now to switch gears a little. Jaymi at Live, Love, Travel, started a photo tip link up and I though I might join in this week. Although I am far from an expert I thought I might share my thoughts on vignettes and why I like to photograph vignettes. This series was a perfect one to share....

vignette:(vĭn-yĕt')
n.
  1. A decorative design placed at the beginning or end of a book or chapter of a book or along the border of a page.
  2. An unbordered picture, often a portrait, that shades off into the surrounding color at the edges.
    1. A short, usually descriptive literary sketch.
    2. A short scene or incident, as from a movie.
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I usually start with a group of individual items that have a similar theme as you can see above. After arranging them....I start shooting. Why do I do this you ask? A few reasons. Setting up a vignette gives me a great way to practice different aspects of photography that I can't always practice when taking snap shots of the kids. For example, camera angle, manual/selective focus, exposure, composition, lighting, etc. and when I am done there is always the editing. Why else, you might ask? I do use my still life photography to make note cards that I love to give as personal gifts. Mpix has a great line of print products to help you create fun stuff with your pictures.

There you have it...photos and a tip. Enjoy the rest of the week. See you this weekend with my weekly {365}.



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40 comments:

Danelle said...

I LOVE how you set up all of these shots! Just beautiful.

Miggy said...

Tiffany these are FANTASTIC!!! I love the colors, textures, lighting, everything! I especially love your ideas of making cards out of ur own pictures. love the personal touch =)

Jaymi said...

This is a really beautiful series! I love all the different set ups--I really struggle with styling food photography shots, and you did these just perfectly. And I love your tip on vignettes! I'll have to try that sometime. Thanks for linking up!

Linda Makiej said...

Terrific shots of my fave fall treats!

Susan said...

Tiffany!

You rocked with these pictures. Oh my, and I'd love to sample each thing you had in them.

Candy corn has always been a favorite of mine.

And those apples, don't get me going!!

Thanks for those amazing tips too. I have so much to learn!

One day...

deb duty said...

You are so good at setting up beautiful shots like this. I am so lacking in this area. Loved all the fall colors in these.

Tricia @ A Rosy Note said...

What great shots, Tiffany! You composed them so perfectly. Do you ever eat your candy corn with peanuts? It's very yummy :)

Jamie Rubeis said...

These are so awesome! You could totally do product photography! You put this together abd shot it perfectly! Fun!

Grandma Deal said...

Great Photos. Jamie Rubies is right. You might want to consider product photography. You are better than most.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Nice tips. Those apples look awesome. Great shots.

Mary-Anne said...

wonderful photos :) love the colors

Cindy P said...

Oh man! Great photos! These make me so hungry for Halloween goodies! I love the set up for them and how you captured such vibrance with the colors.

Sarah said...

WOW! Such a gorgeous set up!! I love it so much!

Tamar SB said...

Does it make me a wack-job if I say I don't like candy corn or carmel apples? But you sure make them look amazing!!

Tara said...

These are all fantastic...love your set up in the shots. Looks so yummy, I'm coming over :)

tiarastantrums said...

such lovely photos of fall items! My kids and I made caramel apples - but do youthink they woul deat them - nope! No candy corn consumed here either!

Mommyof2girlz/StephD said...

Great shots and even better...yummy treats! They are all totally magazine perfect...and now I want something sweet :)

Mommyof2girlz/StephD said...

Great shots and even better...yummy treats! They are all totally magazine perfect...and now I want something sweet :)

Wonder said...

yum! happy day to you.

natalie pozniak | blog said...

I LOVE your photos! These are great.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

These are STUNNING Tiffany- I know I would love to get note cards like these. You really should be shooting for magazines- I can't get over how amazing these are! You INSPIRE me my dear friend!!! Hope all is well with you & the family!

Darcie said...

Beautiful fall pictures. Makes me want some candy corn. :)

Grandma Deal said...

Candy Corn - mmm-mmm good.

em said...

What an excellent tip! I've tried to do that before, but it never seems to look put together. ...and Candy Corn is totally my fav (but I don't think I can eat much more of it this season :)

alicia said...

This is a test. lol. I am not sure my last comment posted.

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It doesn't appear that it did, so I must try again. If this is a repeat you can delete it, but I must tell you that these are amazing! I am in love with every single one! These could seriously grace the cover of a magazine. Perfect fall pics. And you do know that I am a candy corn addict, right? *SWOON!*

Thanks so much for sharing and linking to the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge.

Now I'm off to pin these!

Lauri said...

Wow, a fabulous collection of pics. Thanks for all the tips, incredible.

May said...

Candy corn to me tastes like wax, but you make it look sooo good!
Thank you for including the tips. Very helpful to a novice like me.

Kia said...

Oh, yum! How lovely! :)
Greetings from Italy.

** Coming from Deb Duty **

Allison Hoffman said...

beautiful set, I love your variety of angles!

Kristy said...

These are so fun! Have a great Friday!

Traci Michele said...

these are absolutely amazing!!!!!!

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Kimberly said...

Your photos are absolutely wonderful! Those caramel apples look so yummy! And you are reminding me that I really must go buy some candy corn! :)

hopesvisualfaith said...

Beautiful ... one can almost taste the candy corn and caramel!
Delicious!
Blessings,
Andrea

miheekimkort.com said...

These are absolutely fabulous. I am in love with the candy corn. Perfect for autumn and Halloween.

Brooke said...

Stunning set of shots :D I adore your work....

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Stunning shot and yummy treats? Perfect combination! I absolutely love these shots. :) Thanks for joining us in the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge. I'm so excited about next week's theme: RED! Have a great weekend.

Susan said...

LOVE all of these! The apples definitely look like a dentist’s dream! I love the colors and the great background. Such fun!

Tara said...

Hi Tiffany!

You are in the Top Three!!! Do you want to send me your larger file...Mrs.Nich@live.com should work!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

You got the snacks...and music, too! :) Just voted for you at Tara's blog...