I'm so pleased with last month's challenge! There were some amazing shots and creativity on how to think about black plates... one of my favorites was this shot by the food photography/styling team of Sherif Tamim and Hoda El Sherif... they took a tile and turned it upside down and spray painted black for a fantastic corrugated texture. This month, I'm taking a suggestion out of the discussion board... it seems like the perfect time of year to be thinking about what we can do to help others. Well, I suppose, everytime of the year is good for that... but around the winter holidays, I at least seem to get a thoughtful about how lucky I am and look at ways that I can help others and share some of what I have. WIth that in mind, this months theme is Food for a Cause. You pick your own cause, but make sure that your photo reflects what the cause is about. Maybe it's a photo of people volunteering in a soup kitchen or collecting for a food bank. Maybe it's food of a particular color (aka livestrong yellow, pink for breast cancer research, etc.). Make it something that is important to you, and let us know in your description how you (and all of us) can help. I think these shots will take some thought to really communicate the intent... no simple snapping away on this one folks! In fact, I don't even have a shot yet to put along with this post! I'm looking forward to seeing what you all (as well as I) come up with! 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 December 30th give or take a few days. PS: Coming up this week, my 2008 Guide to Food Photography Gear!