Category Archives: Photography

Why You Need A Tripod

Let me start out by saying I’m not a member of the tripod guild of America and I’m not getting any kickbacks from Best Buy for writing this post; I just really think that anyone from a part-time food blogger to a photography hobbyist should own their own tripod. I’ve been using a tripod on…

Just Photos: Graduation

DIY Photography Reflectors

Photography is expensive. Anyone who has picked up photography as a hobby or who does it professionally will tell you that. And my wallet has definitely felt that crunch over the past few years, too. Last May I upgraded my camera to a pre-owned Canon 7D which I absolutely love. At the time I was…

Smartphone Camera Apps + an HTC One X Giveaway

Back at the beginning of September I wrote a post about how I’m a part of AT&T’s “It’s what you do with what we do” campaign. AT&T gave me an HTC One X phone to test out(and one to giveaway in today’s post!) and see how I could make it fit my lifestyle as a…

Using Your DSLR For Food Photography

More pancakes anyone? Like I said, I haven’t been cooking much this week. So instead of a recipe I’m hoping a post on photography with pictures of food is almost as good. I got my Canon Rebel for Christmas in 2010. I wasn’t really into photography back then but I figured I should get one…

9 Lessons From My Photography Class

For the past 12 weeks I’ve been taking a photo course at RISD; our final presentations are on Monday and to say I’ve learned a lot would be an understatement. The class itself is a black and white film course. I thought there was no way the skills used in film photography could carry over…

Hooked On Lightroom

I can’t remembered if I mentioned it here but last month I won Attune Food’s October recipe challenge. They’re hosting another challenge for December which you should look into entering, blogger or not. Anyway, that came with a nice $200 prize, and while at first I wasn’t sure what to do with it it pretty…

Finding The Light

I hate Daylight Savings Time. Hate it. I don’t care about that extra hour of sleep I got; it’s not worth the trade-off of it becoming dark outside by 5pm. That is a nightmare for a food blogger. Something I haven’t talked about much is how frustrated I’ve been with my photography over the past…

Double Take: Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of my most popular recipes on this site is the almond flour chocolate chip cookies. I never understood why it was so popular; sure, it’s a good recipe. But it didn’t get too much attention when I posted it and the pictures weren’t that great. It all made sense one day when I realized…

Improving Food Photography From Criticism

Have we all seen the show Toddlers and Tiaras? *pauses* If not, you’re missing out on one of the finer parts of life, like fireworks on the 4th of July and jumping into a pile of leaves in Fall. More importantly, you’re missing out on this simile: Food photography is like Toddlers and Tiaras. You…

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