Originally founded by Envato, BLOG ACTION DAY is focused on encouraging bloggers from all over the world to unite to blog about a particularly important global topic, all on the same day. In past years, the topics have included water, climate change and poverty, but this year the topic is Food and coincides with World Food Day. The hope is to focus the world's attention upon food, our need for it and the inequalities which surround the topic.
The World's Relationship with Food
Here at Phototuts+, we thought about how we could represent the world of food photographically and decided to put together one of our inspirational round-ups highlighting in particular the varying relationships we have with food across the globe.
Some people work with food every day, growing and harvesting crops or working in food production factories. This all prepares food for life as a consumer good in supermarkets, cafes and restaurants. Then the food is preparing and served for us to enjoy.
We use food to celebrate at weddings, birthdays, and family gatherings. It brings people together, for enjoyment. However, some people's relationship with food is more challenging, many people suffer from illnesses related to tainted food supplies. In many countries in the world, it is a daily struggle for some to find enough food to sustain themselves and they spend every waking hour striving to earn enough to feed their families.
I hope that this collection of photographs represents some of those relationships between food and people from across the world and acts as an insight into the way that you view food.
Here are a few links to really useful tutorials and articles that will teach you more about this type of photography:
- Food Photography That's Good Enough To Eat
- How To Perfectly Capture A Plate Of Food With Spot Lighting
- Step-By-Step Guide To Shooting A Tantalising Food Image - Photo Premium
Share Your Own Images!
I hope you've enjoyed the photographs and that they've inspired you to go out and capture something amazing for yourself! We'd love to see your favorite images illustrated international food situations. Just post a comment and link below. Also, feel free to link to any resources that you've found particularly helpful in this area.