An important aspect of food photography, or any kind of photography, is camera angle. With food though you have to think about what will show off the element of the dish. Does the dish have a glossy top that you want to show off? Or neat layering that you want to be in the spotlight? These are things you need to consider when bringing up the camera to snap the shot.
Here are three of the best camera angles: from above, straight on, and three-quarters. Continue reading
First, note the best mug ever known to man (found at IKEA of all places). And secondly, I am hot chocolate obsessed recently, awesome, and not awesome at the same time. I hope you all have seen the Polar Express, and love the hot chocolate scene as much as I do. The iconic cozy feel good drink is simple to make and an instant mood lifter. The trick to a cup good enough to board the Polar Express is a dash of salt and vanilla, other then that it’s just milk and chocolate. Simple.
I am super excited to share new expanpantions of the blog! Recently I opened a Facebook page to easily keep up with new posts and giveaways. I have also been working on an Etsy shop so you can easily buy prints though etsy. Flat rate of $10 for a 8×10, and it’s an instant download so it’s super simple and fast. So if you would, please give my Facebook page a like and the Etsy shop a glance!
Update: Laurel West is the winner of this giveaway! Thanks for playing!
I’m super excited to be givingaway a beautiful set of mugs from the Etsy shop Carnevale Clay. They hand make the most unique and wonderful clay items for the kitchen.
Carnevale Clay is giving this set of red cafe mugs to one lucky reader! Thanks so much to Carnevale Clay for doing this giveaway with us, it’s so fun. And trust me lucky winner, these mugs are even better in person.
Just visit their store, and leave a comment below!
A winner will be chosen at random Thursday, December 5th at 5:00PM Pacific time.
Set includes two handmade clay mugs.
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Propping is something that can make or break food photography. I do use some props, but not a ton –I try to keep it minimal. I think using too many props can look rather artificial and awkward. Some people are amazing with props, they totally enhance the photo. When I started taking photos of food I didn’t know how to prop, so I kept it very minimal. Since then, it’s kind of become a stylistic choice to use simple natural props.
I look forward to Thanksgiving mostly because I officially get to bust out the Christmas music the day after. And get to say “merry Christmas!!” to everyone I encounter without getting weird looks. So let’s kick off the season with chocolate! And mint! And merriment!
This is one of those deceiving desserts that looks way way harder then it is. The hardest part is making sure you remember to use pie weights when baking the crust, as I did not remember. And I ended up with a sunken deformed crust. Oh well, It’s beautiful in it’s imperfections. You can probably actually make a crust that looks good, don’t rub it in, one day I will do it too.
Backdrops are some of the most important elements in taking a photograph. A messy and distracting background compared to a clear and simple backdrops is one of the main components to taking a professional looking photograph. Here are some thing I have learned when it comes to selecting a backdrop for food photography.
Photo used with permission from Foodnetwork.com
Hey guys! In celebration of Thanksgiving foodnetwork.com is sending out recipes to bloggers to help create a smooth and successful Thanksgiving. I chose this from a smorgasbord of recipes, I thought that you all wold enjoy it. A spin on what you may think of as a classic Thanksgiving salad recipe — a little more chic then normal.
What are you guy’s plans for Thanksgiving? Are you the kinds of people that do the same recipes and dished every year, no matter what you cannot change it? Thats my family, we are not allowed to change anything about Thanksgiving dinner. I set the table, I have actually never done more then mashed the potatoes for our dinner. Maybe one day I will be allowed to actually make a dish for Thanksgiving, but for now I just make food and tell you to make them for your Thanksgiving dinner.