Our food photography challenges for 2021 are back and I am so excited to share the topics with you here. 

During 2021, we will dive into composition, colour theory, lighting, editing, storytelling and creativity, simply said, you will learn a lot of new things this year! 

And another news is that I am hosting these challenges together with my dear Instagram friends! And most of them, are also members in our Members' Club, so exciting! 


Our 12 monthly food photography challenges for 2021

1. January - a Tea Story - an introductory challenge for 2021

2. February - One image, two moods - you will learn more about editing in Lightroom, and your task is to edit one image in two different ways. 

3. March - Shades of Green - we will dive into the colour theory, and you will learn about colour schemes in food photography. Your task is to create an image using green monochromatic colour scheme.

4. April - Bright & Dark - we will play with light and you will learn a lot about lighting in food photography. Your task is to create 2 images of the same scene - but one will be bright and the other one will be dark. 

5. May - Contrast - we will play with Color schemes again, and your task is to create an image using a complementary colour combination. 

6. June - Play of light and shadows - in June, we will be playing with shadows, and your task will be to incorporate shadows into a food photography image. You will learn a lot about the lighting here, shadows, and how to shoot with hard light too. 

7. July - The Golden Triangle - this challenge is focused on composition, especially the Golden Triangle. You will learn what it is and how you can create images using this composition. Your tasks is to create an image using the Golden Triangle composition.

8. August - Story through Diptych -this theme is focusing on storytelling, and how better can we say some story than via diptych? You will learn what is it and how you can use diptych to tell a story about your recipe. Your task is to create a diptych of your favourite food or recipe.

9. September - At my Window - this challenge will help you practice your creativity, and your tasks is to create a food photo image at the window.

10. October - Flat lays - flat lays can be fun and we will prove it in our October challenge. You will learn more about flat lays, and your task is to create flat lay image.

11. November - Geometry & Food - can we apply geomery into food photography? Let's have fun with it in November, where your task will be to incorporate geometry shapes into food photography image.

12. December - Curves & Lines - curves and lines help us create beautiful compositions, and we will dive into this in December. You will learn how to compose your image using these techniques, and you will be asked to put it into practice in this challenge. 

Read other important changes about our food photography challenges for 2021

When to post the entries?

The posting days are always the last 5 days of each month. To participate in the challenge, post your entry within that period. 

Hashtag to use and who to tag

Each challenge will have a specific hashtag, that will be shared in the newsletter and on Instagram, after the first week of each month.

To correctly submit your entry for the challenge, please tag me @healthygoodiesbylucia together with the co-hosts and the judge. Co-hosts and judges will be announced at the beginning of each month. 

Hashtag to use and who to tag

Each challenge will have a specific hashtag, that will be shared in the newsletter and on Instagram, after the first week of each month.

To correctly submit your entry for the challenge, please tag me @healthygoodiesbylucia together with the co-hosts and the judge. Co-hosts and judges will be announced at the beginning of each month. 

Get more food photography tips and insights

Food photography tips and insights, that help you create your entries, will be provided in my newsletters. If you are not subscribed yet, you can do so from here:

How the process of choosing a winner will be?

We are inviting a judge to join us for each monthly challenge. The judge will choose his 4 favourite entries and these entries will be shared in my stories, so you can vote for the final winner of each challenge. 

The 4 favourites will be announced during the first days of the new month and then, you will have 24 hours to join and vote for the final winner. 

How the process of choosing a winner will be?

We are inviting a judge to join us for each monthly challenge. The judge will choose his 4 favourite entries and these entries will be shared in my stories, so you can vote for the final winner of each challenge. 

The 4 favourites will be announced during the first days of the new month and then, you will have 24 hours to join and vote for the final winner. 

Do you have other questions? 

Connect with me on Instagram at @healthygoodiesbylucia and send me a message, I will be glad to answer!

About the author

Lucia Marecak - a food photographer, founder of Healthy Goodies by Lucia and food photography teacher at HG Members Club, the most interactive learning platform for food photographers. Ex Human Resources Manager, today creating an amazing and inspiring community for food photographers, helping them to take their skills to the next level, be more creative & confident and create an amazing photography business of their dreams.

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