Uploaded: April 2010
The downside of doing this kind of countdown is realizing that some basic, impulsive photos are actually more successful than those glossy images I like to produce these days. I was putting together a carrot cake for Easter three years ago and decided to photograph the process of baking it. I was making it for real, so I didn’t spend any time styling the shots or shooting tons of duplicates with different settings. I just documented the process. On this specific image, I did position the mixer so it’d catch an interesting light and had some counter copy space, but that was the extent of it. I liked the way I framed the image at the time so I submitted it. It is by far the most successful image of the shoot. Perhaps should I re-do it with a cleaner instrument and a deeper depth of field? Nah. If it’s doing well, I’ll let it be. This one was snubbed by the connector and is available only on Istock.
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