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Pictures of Food 
 
Jun. 17, 2009 1:06 pm 
Updated: Jun. 20, 2009 10:37 pm
So, I LOVE looking at all the beautiful pictures of the meals that people create on AR. Unfortunately, the few times that I have attempted to take pictures of my creations they appear incredibly unappetizing. Does anyone have any suggestions for taking appealing pictures? I have a decent camera. Could is be my lighting?

Thanks in advance!!


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Jun. 17, 2009 1:23 pm
Check out the blog by foodphotogirl--she obviously knows what she's doing! http://allrecipes.com/Cook/10455774/Blog.aspx
 
Jun. 17, 2009 9:21 pm
On my digital, I have a button on the bottom that I can push to get different lighting needs( night, party, self,etc.) There is one for Food and I have had much success with using that! Otherwise my photo's are orange! Good Luck!! Patty
 
Jun. 18, 2009 11:40 am
If you look at the beginning of my pictures, you will see they are not very good. I was often taking them indoors and at night. I learned to take better pictures by looking at everyone elses. The natural daylight, outdoors, seems to be the best place. Usually a light background for white plates work well. I take my pictures outside on my patio. I have a patio coffee table that is light beige and I try to use a white plate most of the time. I have even gone to Target and purchased various white bowls and plates just for my AllRecipes pictures purposes! ;) I hope that helps!
 
Jun. 18, 2009 3:41 pm
This doesn't have to do with your blog, but I just had to say that I love the pics of Oliver! SO CUTE!
 
Jun. 19, 2009 4:49 am
Try experimenting with different lighting and angles. Cropping can make a big difference, too. Hit your local Dollar store and pick up some cute towels, plates, place mats, etc. to use for plating and backgrounds. I've even bought fabric remnants and scrapbook paper just to use for backgrounds. If you check out my photos, you'll see I started out rough, but I've really improved (or I've just gotten a big head about it! LOL) Good luck to yu !
 
Jun. 19, 2009 4:49 am
Try experimenting with different lighting and angles. Cropping can make a big difference, too. Hit your local Dollar store and pick up some cute towels, plates, place mats, etc. to use for plating and backgrounds. I've even bought fabric remnants and scrapbook paper just to use for backgrounds. If you check out my photos, you'll see I started out rough, but I've really improved (or I've just gotten a big head about it! LOL) Good luck to you !
 
Jun. 19, 2009 4:50 am
That's what happens when you go back to fix a mistake and hit Post again! OOPS!
 
alafan 
Jun. 20, 2009 10:37 pm
Hello, I have a new grandson (1st and only) so you know he is not spoiled!lol He is 9 months old and has decided his time to play is 2 am. I know my dnl gets so tired; like you working and my son works late, so she has most of the night shift. Your baby is beautiful, enjoy him and have fun raising him, they grow up fast.
 
 
 
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