Food Photography at Home, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
It really is no surprise how popular food photography is becoming since there is always someone eating or cooking... and we all seem to have cameras with us in some form most of the time. If you have a love for shooting still things, or food photography as a business or hobby, learning this skill is challenging and fun. When shooting at home, being your own food + prop stylist AND photographer all in one can be a challenge, but it completely doable.
If you saw my IG stories, you saw some behind the scenes set up. Many of you know we recently downsized to an apartment, so I have to make the most of the props I have (most are still in boxes), the minimal space, and also the change in my light. Having lived in a house for several years, I learned the light/times there pretty well, and have been thrown off in this new place.
Using some fresh farm eggs from a friend, these chocolate chip banana bread loaves were so easy to make and very delicious. Enjoy these still shots I took at home on my own.
They a more minimalist and "calm", since it was a nice evenly cloudy afternoon.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
This recipe is adapted/slightly altered from a recipe my mom has used titled "Kona Inn Banana Bread". Feel free to use it!
2 1/2 cups flour ( I use 1/2 wheat flour and 1/2 regular unbleached) 1 tsp salt 2 tsp baking soda 2 sticks butter 2 cups sugar (I use about 2/3 cup sugar for each loaf) 2 cups ripe mashed bananas (about 7 or 8 really ripe bananas) 4 eggs slightly beaten 1 cup+ coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)
*I also put in a tsp. of cinnamon & 1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Grease and flour your preferred pans. Stir together the flour, salt and baking soda in a bowl. In another larger bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, mashed bananas, eggs and walnuts. Add the combined dry ingredients and stir only until the batter is thoroughly blended. Pour into the prepared pans and bake 50--60 minutes, or until a skewer or straw inserted in the center of loaves comes out clean, or with only a few moist crumbs. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out on a rack and let cool completely.
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