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Meals in Motion


Over the last couple of weeks we have served it up and worked with food, now we get to the fun part - the preparing and the eating! You may have heard of the saying the camera eats first, well this week we want you to eat along with it. Get hands on as you prepare and serve your meal and bring your family or some friends along for the ride to celebrate and enjoy dining together. Sometimes being candid is more of a challenge than achieving a perfectly styled table top so don’t be afraid to let go and have fun this week!

You may even add motion to your meal literally! You could create a stop motion of serving up your favourite meal or better still, seeing it disappear from the plate as you devour it! You can also allude to movement in your images simply by capturing pouring, sifting, stirring, dripping...all the motions of cooking and eating!

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Ways to challenge yourself this week:

  • Treat yourself to a meal at a cafe or restaurant and have a go at styling the table top on location

  • Create a stop motion as food disappears off the plate

  • Allude to motion in your images by capturing movements such as pouring, dripping or sifting

  • Have fun with a hands-on or interactive food like fondue or whipped cream

  • Cook dinner for your favourite people and capture some candid images of the meal being enjoyed

  • Get colourful and messy with your food

  • Get creative with ways to enjoy an informal takeout meal away from the kitchen table

How to participate

During the week of July 15-21, 2019 create a new image inspired by the weekly theme and share it on Instagram tagging @creativelysquared and #cs_mealsinmotion. Our talented mentor Effi Tsoukatos will be selecting her favourite entries to feature on the @creativelysquared Instagram account during the week.

Resources from our Creative Journal

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Meet your Mentor: Effi Tsoukatos

Our mentor this week is Effi Tsoukatos, one half of the duo from @sydneyfoodsisters. She has a great appreciation for seasonal produce, so she is the perfect mentor to move onto, excuse the pun, from our farm to table challenge last week. Amongst her mouth-watering food styling, she also has a beautiful knack of adding motion to her images or cleverly alluding to movement. It makes you just want to dive into the image and start feasting!

So put your meals on wheels and get moving...and get eating! Let’s have some deliciously good feasting fun this week.


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Earlier Event: July 8
Farm to Table
Later Event: July 22
Play with your Food