Okay, so I'm not a photographer, especially a food photographer. But I am a cook and love to do it. Probably one of the main reasons I started to blog was to capture a lot of what I cook to share with everyone and keep in one place for my kids, when they're older. Bit of a recipe journal I suppose.
I've been a big fan of www.tastespotting.com and www.foodgawker.com for quite a while now. They are an online food magazine full of beautiful recipes submitted by bloggers from around the world. I've got quite a few recipes from these bloggers and I think they're all great.
Problem was, I thought some of my recipes were worthy of being featured on these web sites so I submitted a couple. Result? REJECTED! Poor photography. Too light. Too dark. I've given up. I've tried reading some of the millions of food photography web sites for advice but it's just too much to take in. I probably thought the recipe content was more important than the actual photo but, no. So, maybe this is a bit of 'sour grapes' but never mind. I'll continue cooking and just give up on my dream to have a recipe featured. Really, who's got time to set up a photography studio in your home, props, light boxes, etc. When you're a Mum with two young kids at you every minute of the day, I'm lucky I can actually get a meal on the table, let alone a gorgeous photo of a chocolate chip cookie!
|Jelly Lamingtons - The one John West rejected (or should I say Tastespotting).|
By the way, if you do have the time, here's a link to make your own 'macro' photo studio! As if! And, at the last count, Tastespotting has 821 different recipes for a chocolate chip cookie with everyone claiming theirs to be the best. Oh dear! (Sorry, off my soap box now.)