I am super excited about this! I no longer have to post crappy phone photos of my food on this blog. It was about time that I bought a new camera. Thankfully an old friend from high school who I was in the photography department with happens to own his own camera store and he gave me a super great deal on a display model. I got a Canon Rebel XSi with a 50mm 1.8 lens and he threw in a camera bag too.
After the designer worked out Blissful Bites, there were a few spaces that needed more photos to get rid of some white space I didn't like. Since I'm in Dallas and my photographers (Melissa and Melanie) are in Los Angeles, I took it upon myself to do the photos. I will say that yes I used to be a photographer and it was my first major in college. No, I have never done food photography before this. Not my speciality then, but I'm dedicated to learning more and making it my speciality now 🙂
Here are two shots that I liked, that turned out pretty well. I need to practice more for sure! These were taken indoors right by the back door, on a very overcast day. I still haven't figured out how to make those conditions work best but here's what I got.
I will have to invest in more backgrounds, tablecloths, and other pretty serving ware for this new hobby of mine because I have nothing after the move to Texas. Where is the best place for that? Maybe thrift stores?
Do you have any tricks to share with me about food photography and dealing with low light?