W is for Watermelon – A-Z Food Photography Project

W is for Watermelon - A-Z Food Photography Project

03/30/2017 • A-Z Food Photography

Take a look at how to make a W out of a Watermelon. I’m not sure why anybody would want to but still. Here it is, W is for Watermelon in my A-Z Food Photography Project.

W is for Watermelon. It’s also a great way to make a mess out of your entire kitchen while being frustrated. But it got done so let’s take a look at it.

W is for Watermelon - A-Z Food Photography Project

Choosing the food

I decided to go for the watermelon for the W a long time ago. But I haven’t really gotten to it until now. Doing this project is hardly relaxing so you kind of need to be in the right mood to get it started.

Watermelon is a nice vegetable since it got some nice colors and also because of its size. You’ll get plenty of material to work with.

W is for Watermelon - A-Z Food Photography Project

Making the W is for Watermelon

This was all about scissors and razor blades. I wanted to use both the green of the skin and the red of the flesh. So I cut up the watermelon in larger chunks and then sliced them a few millimeters thick.

Then I cut of the skin and arranged sort of a square out of the flesh. At least what I thought was a square until I took a closer look at it and saw that it wasn’t really a square at all. Luckily that didn’t really matter. Next came the hard part.

W is for Watermelon - A-Z Food Photography Project

The skin was trickier. I used an asparagus peeler to get thin strips off. Then I had to cut a number of small pieces of that to get the shapes of the W decent. What made this letter extra hard is that it’s almost only soft shapes.

Making a food letter with sharp lines and angles is much easier, something to consider if you want to make something like this yourself.

W is for Watermelon - A-Z Food Photography Project

Taking the photos

Nothing big really. Two softbox lights and a tripod for the photo from top. That’s about it really. After that I shaped it up a little bit in my editing program. But as usual I only adjusted stuff, no real photoshopping.

See you next letter which will be the X.

W is for Watermelon - A-Z Food Photography Project

About A-Z Photography Project at Ateriet

A-Z Photography Project is a photo project here at Ateriet and at Instagram. The idea is to photograph each letter of the alphabet and let it represent one food or something edible. I am making the project for fun and to hopefully improve on my photography skills.

You can follow the project on Instagram under the tag #atozinfood where some of these photos will be published from our Instagram for Ateriet that you’ll find at @AterietFood.

Feel free to share and contribute and come with critique about this project, just send us an email, leave a comment or connect on social media.

W is for Watermelon - A-Z Food Photography Project

W is for Watermelon - A-Z Food Photography Project

W is for Watermelon - A-Z Food Photography Project

 

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