I’ve only had the opportunity to visit General Mills’ photography studios twice, once last year and once this year, but anyone who regularly shoots food photos would appreciate the amazing setup that they have there. They make all of the food they photograph in kitchens inside the studios, so the food only has to travel a couple of feet from the oven or stove to where it will be photographed for a cookbook or to put on one of the General Mills’ brand websites, like Betty Crocker. The photographers also take the opportunity to get even more creative and there is a gallery showcasing some of their work that shows the more creative side of food photography, using food in unexpected and beautiful ways. I took a couple of stills from that gallery before, and was glad that I could take another couple of pictures this time around. The first one is obvious, but any guesses on what the foods are in these photos?
1. Spaghetti as ice cream
2. Gel Frosting and a cracker as an artist’s palate
3. Fruit Roll Ups as a purse