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November and your story spoken through colors – Food photography challenge #13. We have created an amazing community, no matter the country we live in, our nationality, or the background. We all share the same passion for food and photography. This is what connects us all.

This challenge however will help us to get to know each other even more. Each of us has different traditions and cultures, but also different foods or climate.

The aim of this challenge is to get to know each other better, and also practice and learn something new in food photography. And this month, we will dive into colors again.

These challenges are part of my Food Photography Learning Journey Program. The program is designed to help food photographers learn something new each month and take their food photography skills to the next level. 

During the previous challenges, we have already learned how to work with the Negative Space, Hard light, soft lightwhat camera angles we use in food photographyhow to use colors, or how to use the Rule of three in food photography.

The task is to tell your November story through your favorite colors in food photography images.

What is your food November story, traditions, celebrations or how this period looks like? Is there an autumn or spring in your country?

Maybe you used to bake a special pie with your mother or grandmother in this period? Is there any celebration in your country, that you prepare food or sweets for? What colors does this period and nature offers you?

Think about what is your story, keeping in mind that your main subject should remain food and you should apply your favorite color scheme in your food photography image.

More insights about the “November Story through colors” – Food Photography challenge

Color in food photography are very important. Different color combinations help to create harmonious images that are pleasing to our eye. We have spoken about colors in July, therefore it’s a great time to dive and practice them again. Many of you are new here, therefore I hope you will learn something new in this challenge.

I will share more insights and tips about the color schemes in food photography via my newsletters

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Dates and hashtags of the challenge

You can participate by posting a maximum of 4 images (entries) per person per challenge. Post them in your Instagram feed from September 21 – November 15.

Use the NEW hashtag #novemberstorychallenge, tag me @healthygoodiesbylucia and the judge @cupcakeree in your images and mention this challenge in the caption as well.

Judge of the “My November story through colors” challenge

REETHIKA SINGH @cupcakeree

Reethika, is a food and photography enthusiast, currently based in Bangalore, India.

Her blog is called Cupcakefree, where she creates simple and fuss-free recipes with a focus on wholesome ingredients. She also won the 2019 @saveurmag Blog Award for Best Photography (Editor’s Choice).

With a formal education in Art and Journalism, she began her career as a graphic designer in Memphis, Tennessee. After marriage, she relocated to Chicago, Illinois, and started cooking on a regular basis. Baking was her first love and after moving back to India, she set up a home-based baking business called “Cupcakeree.” She spent many happy years knuckle-deep in buttercream and fondant, churning out custom order cakes and cupcakes.

The food she cooks is largely influenced by her lifestyle, travels, the places she has called home and her Indian heritage. In addition to blogging, she also freelance as a food photographer, food stylist, recipe developer and content creator. 

Winner selection process

Me and our judge Reethika will choose 4 winners, at the end of the challenge, after 15 November. We will choose 4 winners based on the photography aspect of the entries (light, colors, composition, overall feeling, etc…)

Why you should participate in Food Photography Challenges?

  • photography challenges are a great way to learn something new and improve your photography skills
  • you will join a fantastic community of creatives from around the globe, who share the same passion for food photography
  • if you are stuck and you do not feel creative, joining this challenge can kick you with positive energy and motivate you
  • and also mainly because joining challenges is a lot of fun!

Please, remember to tag your images with @healthygoodiesbylucia@cupcakeree, mention us in a caption and use also a hashtag #novemberstorychallenge, so we can see your entries.

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How to submit and tag images?

Tag your images with @healthygoodiesbylucia and @cupcakeree, mention me also in a caption and use also a hashtag #novemberstorychallenge. (each month there is going to be a new challenge hashtag.

When should I post images?

You can submit your image any day within period: 21/10 – 15/11. You can join the challenge with max. 4 entries.

Is there a winner in this food photography challenge?

Yes, we are going to choose 1 (max.2) final winners. Our judge and myself will choose our 4 favourite images and all other participants will vote on Instagram for their favourite winner.

What is the goal of this photography challenge?

The goal is to learn, get inspired, experiment more with what we have, and push our photography skills to the next level.

Who can participate?

Everyone, around the globe. You can be a beginner or professional food photographer. It’s about learning and getting inspired from each other.

Do I need to register to participate?

This challenge is free for everyone, you do not need to register. All you have to do is to follow @healthygoodiesbylucia on Instagram.

Can I receive more hints and tips about how to create my entry for this challenge?

Absolutely! I always share helpful information & tips that help you create your entries. If you wish to be part of our community, you can subscribe to my newsletter.

I am still learning food photography, can I join?

YES! you can join this challenge, whether you are a beginner or advanced in food photography. Challenges are a great way how to push your skills to the next level.

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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