Do you ever look at a picture of a recipe in a cookbook or online and think how amazingly delicious it looks? Does it make you want to go make it right away and enjoy all its goodness? Recently I have been taken with food photography. How much a picture can make a dish look absolutely delightful or completely terrible. I have been using dinnertime as an opportunity to capture my new subjects. Already I have learned a few things…
– always shoot in the day time
My kitchen does not have the best lighting (via fixtures) and once the sun sets, all is lost. I already love the natural light so I just have to make a point to capture my delicious subjects before sunset. I am also thankful we are headed into the season of longer days.
– how food is portrayed is of utter importance
I am not aiming to publish a cookbook or anything (boy would that be fun) but I can see how food is portrayed, platered, prepared can really make a difference in how appealing it is. Who would have thought what bowl to what back ground would make such a difference. For now, I just work with what I have.
– I can’t quite decide if it’s the color of my countertop or the big silver sink that is the bigger eye sore
Vain, I know.
– talking to my subjects (i.e. food) makes me a bit of a crazy lady I think