Chocolate Pecan Cookies Line Up by May Lawrence

I made these chewy milk chocolate and pecan cookies to have with afternoon coffee. Typically, most photo shots of cookies have them stacked and shot on front view. I decided to try something different, especially with the new photography background of white tiles I bought. I came up with the idea of using the lines of the tiles to frame and structure my shot as a flat lay, almost using it like a grid but the grid then also becomes the background. The props consisted of coffee beans and pecans to show that it is a chocolate pecan cookie, including 2 cups of expresso as in diagonally opposite sides suggest the coffee as great accompaniments to the cookies. The shot was taken near a window using natural light in the afternoon. In the final shot, I cropped the photo to hone in on the cookie

Photo of the day 15102019 1n

Canon EOS 6D with 24-70mm | Exposure 1/80sec @ f/4.5 | ISO 320 | Focal Length 61mm

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Award Date
October 15, 2019



Value 13
Clarity 12
Composition 18
Style 13
Skill 12

Award Category
Food Photography

Photograph Location
Hong Kong

May is an Australian born in Singapore. She and her husband left Australia in 2007 and has been working and living in Asia since then. May has an enormous passion for cooking and when she resigned from her senior executive as a Regional Director in Asia in 2015, she decided to do enrol into Le Cordon Bleu and completed her professional patisserie chef diploma. May then thought it would be a great idea to combine food and photography and this is where her freelance food photography story started. She also loves to travel and explore culinary adventures. At the moment she is trying to improve on her street photography on her travels as well. Every person, culture, food and situation on the street has a story to tell, and there is so much history that goes with it. May believes photography is a great vehicle to understand and convey their meaning to the world.

Current Location
Bangkok, Thailand




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