Spinach & Strawberry Salad
I did some photos for a tea cafe here in Tempe, Arizona ...this is one of them. My first Food Photography assignment ever ...and I got to eat it when I was done with shooting it and Yum (but I knew it was good since I've had it before as I frequent this cafe on weekend since it opened in Sept 2007). I was asked to do some photos since the owner knows me from hanging out there all this time. Photo taken May 2009. And if you're curious as to what Tea Cafe this is if you live in the Phoenix area, or will be in in the area visiting someday), the place is called Tea Infusion in the Tempe Marketplace. Tons of teas made either hot or cold, smoothies, and some really good food on the menu.
Date Posted: Aug. 16, 2009
Photography Notes: First off, I find this crop effect annoying because I'm forced to crop a square and I'm losing about 30% of the actual image. This crop doesn't do the image justice as the actual image does. Anyway, I shot this inside the cafe on this counter space that's along the glassed in front and gets great early afternoon light. The counter is mostly used for display items they sell (tea pots, kettles) so it became my makeshift studio that day. I must have took about 40 shots of this but this is the one we went with. Photo taken May 2009. Sorry about cropping it with my photo Logo and Name on it simply because it's my work, and I shot it exclusively for the cafe and want to minimize the chances of someone copying the image to post it on another site or have it end up on some stock photo site and get used off that.