When I started blogging I didn’t realize how important a good photograph could be. I knew very little about depth of field, lighting, composition, and ISO. In fact, I started out blogging with an ancient digital point and shoot.
I also knew zilch about photo editing programs, other than how to hit the auto correct button that I frequently came to rely on, but found did little good.
I took pictures at the worst possible time of the day. There was no way in world I was going to get a decent picture while relying on artificial light in a dimly lit room. Especially without using any fancy photography lighting equipment or hint of natural light.
I discovered direct sunlight and flashes weren’t my friends either. Both created shadows that distracted from my food.
Aside from the lighting issues, I have learned to deal with the challenges of taking pictures of food in general. As you know, food quality changes quickly. A slice of bread will dry up, ice cream will melt, apples will turn brown, etc.
I realize I still have a lot to learn but I’ve found one of the best ways to improve my pictures is to practice, practice, practice. I do this by photographing things that aren’t going to melt – like this pretty little primrose or our turkey.