Food Props on Sunday, part 5-Odds end Ends (yet again on Monday)

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Apart from the now habitual “I’m sorry for the delay”, I would like to begin with saying Thank You for all the nice comments and emails you have sent me (I have even been offered a collection of vintage linen and beautiful handkerchiefs by a fantastic reader, the generosity I encounter here on Lucullian is astounding!), I really appreciate them all and it has made the Food Props on Sunday (hmm Monday) series a pleasure to do. This is my last installment but you have four more from my guest bloggers to enjoy and then there will hopefully be a full roundup of Show Us Your Food Props at the beginning of July, I have already received one entry so send me yours too, you have until the 4th of July to send me a link to your blog post to luculliandelights AT gmail DOT com.

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So let’s begin with this last post of mine about food props, this week I am doing Odds and Ends, you know the kind of things you can use in a food shot just to give it a bit of colour, a seasonal setting, a particular atmosphere or just add some sense to it all. Napkin rings are a good way to add a certain style and so are coasters, they can be put together to form interesting patterns and textures. Ceramic tiles are also great, one of my future projects is to make backgrounds with them on boards, I think they will make fabulous make-believe walls and and table tops. You don’t need to buy many tiles if you just use them on a small scale, I’m sure you can get odd ones cheap from the right shops.

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Then we have ribbons and ropes and threads. Old ones, new ones, coloured or patterned, they can be real savers sometimes, adding a little colour or picking up some colour of the food or the plate you are using. I’m sure you have seen photos where ribbons are used, tied around cutlery and glasses, or in biscuit ‘parcels’ or in other ways. A straight ribbon that is laid out perpendicularly from the camera can also add depth to the photo and there are lots of other ways of using them for this purpose.

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In this photo you can see a small collection of things that I sometimes us to add interest or atmosphere to my photos; flowers, real or fake can be a pretty addition, dried leaves and fruits are also nice. Take a look around your home or why not someone else’s home and you will see lots of things that you can use in your photos, just get into the food photographers or prop stylist frame of mind and start looking!

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And here are the last photos of some knick-knack that I keep at hand in case I need it, it is strange how much I manage to keep at hand, well stashed away, and probably will never be used but who knows? Maybe one day I am standing there needing just these things…

Come back on Sunday to see the food props of my first secret guest blogger!

Food Props on Sunday, part 1
Food Props on Sunday, part 2
Food Props on Sunday, part 3
Food Props on Sunday, part 4

L