The Flying Salad.. AKA The Tossed Salad

I spent a few days teaching food and product photography. It took a lot of practice to get this “flying salad” (tossed salad) shot. I had a blast with my BYU-Idaho Comm 316 Professional Imaging class Friday night shooting food and product photography from 6:00 – 10:00pm. I spent the day gathering a huge variety of baked goods, breads, fancy desserts, Chinese food, tossed salad and condiments, Italian soda bar, etc. Then we plated it, added accessories and added my favorite continuous LED lights.

Luckily I brought enough batteries to pull off 10 different food stations!  A special thanks to my assistants who were teaching a much as I was…Julie Peterson, Katie Anderson, and AJ Buruca (who also loaned us a lot of his own equipment.)  I just love to see students – teaching – students, which is part of our BYU-Idaho Learning Model. There is nothing like this type of hands-on experiential learning. Thanks to Dustin Olsen, my TA, who helped design the original idea for this course, before moving on to a career teaching photography with Jim Harmer at www.improvephotography.com. Thanks to all my helpers this semester, and to my amazing students. You all rocked it! We had a blast getting some amazing shots on all three of our weekend excursions. Woo-hoo!

…Inspired from the amazing Joe Glyda, who I met at Photoshop World. Check out his food and product photography training sessions at www.kelbytraining.com

Food and Product Photography - Flying Salad - Tossed Salad - Caryn Esplin

Flying Salad – Food and Product Photography – Caryn Esplin with students: Julie Peterson and AJ Buruca

Caryn Esplin's Comm 316 Professional Imaging Class - Food and Product Photography

Caryn Esplin’s Comm 316 Professional Imaging Class – Food and Product Photography

Caryn Esplin's Comm 316 Professional Imaging - Austin shoots Bread - Food Photography

Austin Shurtliff shoots the bread station – Comm 316 Professional Imaging Class – Food and Product Photography – Caryn Esplin

Caryn Esplin's Comm 316 Professional Imaging Class - Food and Product Photography

Comm 316 Professional Imaging Class – Food and Product Photography with Caryn Esplin

Caryn Esplin's Comm 316 Professional Imaging Class - Food and Product Photography - Katie Anderson

Katie runs the Hot Cocoa station, but we realized we need cold air to get good steam – HaHa!

Caryn Esplin's Comm 316 Professional Imaging Class - Food and Product Photography - Jason

Jason is not afraid to get the perfect angle when shooting at the bread station – Food and Product Photography – Esplin

 

 

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