It all began with this blog. In order to write about food it really helps if you can take great photos of it. What I didn't realize was that it's a lot was harder than it looks. Getting the right amount of lighting to get the food to look good is a real challenge. Rather than pull my hair out trying to coax a beautiful image out of an older point and shoot camera, I opted for a Canon Rebel T2i. A new shutterbug was born.
I won't bore you with the details of my adventures in food photography but sometimes it can be a real pain in the ass especially if you're the only one preparing the food and also taking the pictures! Timing, lighting, and persistence is everything.
|My set-up for the next post on a recipe for chicken salad sandwiches.|
By now you can see that I won't be posting a recipe. Instead, like a relative who holds you hostage in their living room and makes you look at vacation pics, I'm going to show off some photos that I took at the Tempe Art Festival a couple of weekends ago. Hopefully, you'll find them interesting enough to keep looking and not nod off! In addition to the food, I also shot pics of people's pets. You can see them and other photos on my flickr.com photostream.
Yes, the food was as good as it looked!
I didn't partake of this hunk of meat but sure was tempted.
Some of us lead pampered lives. This chihuahua traveled the festival in style.
I think I'm going to buy this handmade ceramic serving dish the next time I see it at the festival.
Ok, that's it! My next post will be a recipe for chicken salad sandwiches. For @afemmeinnyc (on twitter), I also included a tiny sliver of a shot of my thumb in one of the photos lol. (She's my biggest thumb fan).
Thanks for looking!