STW Flickr Challenge for March: Eggs

Eggs

It sounds all so simple doesn’t it… March’s theme of Eggs. Much simpler, I suppose than last month’s self portraits with food. There were some great entries, but I wish that we had seen a bit more of everyone! I know there are times when I have to be my own model, so being able to nail focus while you work with a remote or a timer is a great skill to develop! Even if you didn’t submit anything, I encourage everyone to keep working on it!

Anyway, back to the eggs. I’ve been wanting to do a month focused on eggs for a while, but held off the start of spring which is unbelievably just around the corner. Whole eggs in the shell I think are one of the most gorgeous things to photograph. Out of the shell though, it becomes a whole new ball game… a little air on an egg and it quickly congeals, so you have to shoot fast. It’s up to you how you want to shoot the eggs this month… in the shell or out, cooked or raw, fowl or fish. But try to get creative with it. What can you do that makes your egg shots new and fresh?

The usual rules and are up on the Flickr group… the things like be constructive, take the photos during the month if possible, 3 photos per person and the last day will be around March 31st give or take a few days.

  • http://www.cookbookcatchall.blogspot.com Skrockodile (Sabra)

    Yay! What a great theme. There have been a few really tough themes lately, the self-portraits among them, and as you noted, it did seem like participation and momentum tapered off a bit (I’m totally guilty) – but eggs are completely inspirational. I’m tempted to submit something already taken, particularly since the food photography club just had an egg challenge, but I’m going to resist and go back to the drawing board. Thanks for this, I’m excited!

  • http://www.junglefrog.com Junglefrog

    I love your challenges! I only recently discovered this site and then the Flickr part of it, so couldn’t resist to try!! I did find that shooting eggs was more difficult than I thought for some reason… It’s fun though as I have a goal now and I might replace my submissions for something else when I manage to shoot something else!
    Great website you have! I have been reading through a lot of tips and hints for the past days and still not done!!
    Thanks
    Simone

  • http://carolcooperart.blogspot.com/ Carol

    Do photographs of paintings of eggs count?

  • http://stilllifewith.com L

    Hi Carol,

    I think that’s a bit of a stretch… it would be better to photograph the food itself.

    Thanks!
    -L

  • http://wwwjackieconnelly.com jackie

    hi L,
    just wanted to pass along this Strobist article on the simplest of simple set-ups for a pretty cool beverage shot. Here is the link if you’re interested in posting it, he details everything that he did to get the final capture.
    http://strobist.blogspot.com/2007/03/on-assignment-flavored-vodkas.html

    Hope to get my egg shot in this weekend!

    Ciao,
    jackie

  • http://feistyfoodie.blogspot.com Yvo

    Great theme for the month that has Easter in it…