I have some lovely, very talented bloggy friends who create the most stunning food photography. It really does look like it comes straight out of Vogue Entertaining. I have come to realise that this is actually a kind-of weblog subset or something: there are sites where food photos are submitted, hopefully approved and then displayed for everyone’s viewing. A LOT of people get a lot of pleasure from these gorgeous, absolutely perfect photos of food people have created.
Now obviously, anyone who knows my “work” knows Tastespotting isn’t going to want any of my photos anytime soon, but you know what? I actually love it when I visit my favourite food blogs and there’s some candid, unstyled food shots too. They are always the ones that evoke the most emotion for me. I admire the gorgeous, perfect shots, and I wonder how the hell do they do that, but please don’t stop taking the other kind too.
Here’s a little reminder that your “bad” shots make my “good” photos look like a monkey let loose with a camera took them:this is the garden at the moment.
Miffy’s snow peas in a pot on the front porch. She also has lettuce, parsley, coriander, mint and spring onions out there
Monty’s miraculous winter-surviving tomatoes. Silverbeet and beans behind
Lime tree – the white thing is just stuff on the washing line
Chillies, basil, strawberries, brahmi, taro and oregano in pots
Miffy’s potato patch, beans in front, rockmelon, watermelon, cucumbers and pumpkin behind