Staging your food photos
Oct. 22, 2012 8:32 am
Updated: Oct. 23, 2012 6:38 pm
I like to cook. There are somethings I am pretty good at. Some of the tastiest dishes I make aren't always the prettiest. I want to share pictures of my dishes for my blog as well as part of
being a brand ambassador, but I have a problem. I have no imagination when it comes to "staging" a photo. I look at everyone elses pictures and they look professional! The are perfect. The look delicious and I wanna taste them!!
**To make myself feel better I will say I just got a better quality camera, I'd been trying to use the camera built into the laptop for a long while. So my pictures already look better! **
I never can think of "props" to use, and I am so upset my dishes are so bland. I'm contemplating going out to buy a dish or bowl or two just for my photos. I made a dish yesterday and I must have taken over 20 pictures. I was not satisfied with one of
them. They all look so ordinary so blah. I feel it doesn't do my cooking ego much good when I am feeling like everyone's judging my skill by a picture that is so un-noteworthy.
** I will also make the statement that a lot of the pictures I am posting are of dishes I have never made before. I'm not always certain of the end results of a recipe and sometimes even I am surprised on how it came out looking**
I just wonder for those of you out there that take such beautiful pictures, how many pictures do you take before you find the "perfect" one?