Something that goes hand in hand with food writing is food photography. I think without the colour and story telling that a picture provides, blogging would be a bill dull. It’s terribly cliché, but so very true, that a picture tells a thousand words. I really love taking photos too. I started out using the camera on my Samsung Galaxy, which served me fairly well, as luckily camera phones are good quality these days. Chef had been talking about getting a DSLR camera, for photographing his food, for a few years. A few months into the blog, I could see the merits of investing in a good bit of equipment. So we chose a Canon 700D.
It’s taken me a little while to get used to it. It’s not as inconspicuous as whipping out my mobile and at first I was a little uncomfortable, thinking I was drawing attention to myself. I didn’t feel comfortable using it when Chef and I went to dinner at Amuse. I didn’t think it would be good manners at an expensive restaurant to start clicking away with a beeping camera. But that’s just me, I probably could turn off the beeps if I knew how! Poor Chef has learnt that he must wait to be told he can eat, till I have a good shot of his food! I do photograph my own dish last, it’s only fair. The chunky DLSR is part of a bloggers uniform and I won’t go dining without it. Wether I remember to pop the SD card in is another matter… Chef just rolls his eyes now, I’ve done that a few times! Whoops!
When I attended the Eat Drink Blog conference last year, I picked up some good tips from the photography session. It also cracked me up that whenever there was attractive food around, a scrum of bloggers would gather, clicking away with there DSLRs! I felt at home. I really love the photo I took at the Mushroom Farm on Day two of the conference.
I really love to eat out during daylight hours, as it obviously brings better lighting conditions. So this has also brought more eye rolls from Chef, as I’ll say something daft like “It’s raining today, let’s go to Bib and Tucker on a sunny day”. The things we bloggers do for a good beach shot…
A few people have remarked that I have a good eye for photography. I just put it down to dumb luck, as I feel there are a lot of things I still need to learn about how to use our camera to its full potential. Looking to the future, I hope to do a food photography class soon.
I love to use Instagram. Last week I added yet another social media platform – Pinterest. Now, I’m still a Pinetrest newbie, so I don’t really know what I’m doing! If you’re on Pinterest be sure to follow me on there too – I’ll be adding my very favourite photos.
Here are a few of my favourite pics from the last year and you’ll notice that they’re not all of food. Wether it’s edible or a beautiful part of WA, I just love a good photo 🙂
Gorgeous photos!! <3
I could shoot all day. 😀 I still have yet so much to learn. 🙂 Have a wonderful day!
Thank you so much! Yes I could happily take photos (of anything!) all day long 🙂
Great photos!!! Sounds like me….I’ve just invested in a new Sony ilce 3000 DSLR, good thing for auto menu for now. id love to know sepia and/or black n white settings; Must do a little course soon! and I know what you mean about pulling it out at places,i got mine out at Toast on Tuesday to take some nice photos but felt awkward, plus didn’t have a great table and had the sun in a silly position. but took some great shots from the bridge over Claisebrook Cove afterards. Plus theres so many beautiful things in Perth to photograph! I can def see a link between food and photography. 🙂
Thanks April 🙂 I’m planning on doing a food photography class with Peggy from blog “Cake Crumbs and Beach sand”. I would love to really use my camera to it’s full potential! We are lucky living in Perth, blessed with pretty things and great light (most of the time!).
Great pictures! We are still learning. 🙂
Some great shots! Great to see the food journey 🙂