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Trust us, we understand the frustrations that many of you experience when photographing food.
Being self taught photographers, we struggled with many technical and creative issues related to food photography, but we didn’t give up. The two of us » Read the full story →
fried bacon shot at night with speedlight on camera
Adding a few step-by-step pictures of our cooking preparations really help readers visualize the process of the recipe. But at night, it’s almost impossible to get a decent picture of food cooking on the stove top because there just isn’t enough light.
Shooting with speedlights attached to our camera help solve our lighting dilemna and it allows us to get stovetop photographs that are still visually appetizing. Shooting with one speedlight attached to the camera is » Read the full story →
Two weeks ago we had a mildly hectic week planning for Food Blogger Camp and prepping for the Multimedia Presentation that we were giving. Normally, there’s a checklist of things to finish up before we head out and at the top of the itinerary is to cease all grocery shopping and eat everything left in the fridge. Being more attentive to eat leftovers and not wasting food has saved us a nice sum of money that went towards building new raised vegetable beds!
Hooray for » Read the full story →
Food bloggers are a force to be reckoned with in more ways than we could have ever imagined. In just two years of writing, photographing and sharing our lives with all of you from around the world, the impact of all your friendship, support and community has been one of the things we hold closest to our hearts.
For many of us, the driving force behind our stamina and enthusiasm for blogging comes from the powerful community we are a part of. The topic of » Read the full story →
It is time to focus our tutorials onto lighting and discussing speedlights (or speed lites, small strobes, flash guns, mount on top flashes, eyeball poppers… whatever you like calling them.) Sorry point-and-shooters, unfortunately a lot of this tutorial won’t be applicable to you unless there is a hot shoe (that cool little flash mount) on your camera.
Let’s start with just using your speedlight mounted on the camera for some simple, basic shots. Slap that bad boy on, point it at your target and fire » Read the full story →