Seattle Central Creative Academy: Photography Assignment (Food Prep)

Food Prep.  An enjoyable shoot because after you’re finished you get to eat it.  I wanted to create a striking image focusing strictly on the food and a particular message.  And the message?  Polluting our planet, polluting our food.  We live off the resources this planet provides us, and by wrapping a plastic holder for a six-pack can of Dale’s Pale Ale around the salmon’s head while floating over a white ceramic plate, represents the sense of fragility yet power which our food is.  This image is a composite: one image exposed for the plate, the other for the salmon which was hung with 15lbs fishing line cleaned up in PS5.

Location: SCCA Studios, Seattle, WA

Camera/Lens Specifics: Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

70mm, 1/25 sec at f/4.5, ISO 100, tripod mount.

Post: Adobe LR3 & PS5


  1. The Lone Writer says:

    Stunning and so elegant!

  2. Absolute success. Clear message, strong image.

  3. Nice work Cameron. The minimalism makes for a striking message.

  4. Absolutely agree. You should look at my Severn Water photo on my blog. It’s sad some people just don’t get it. Great illustration.

  5. Definitely, what a fantastic blog and revealing posts, I definitely will bookmark your site.All the Best!

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