So secretly, I’ve had this dream of being a food photographer. Not for a big magazine. Not for a fancy blog. But for myself.
I scour food blogs all time time. And sit back in awe of not just the pretty food, but that the blogger made it (usually, anyway). And then, I’m all like, I WANNA MAKE THAT!
However, after working with food recently for a couple of photo shoots, I have serious respect for food photographers. It is not easy. And it’s even more difficult when you’re working with all real food (vs. artificial or filler products). Well, except the part where sampling is involved. That part it delicious. And makes it so worth getting that perfect shot.
Perhaps it’s my inner longing to be a crazy-good cook. One day. I mean, I can cook, but like, I require recipes, correct ingredients, and sometimes, supervision. But then I check out these blogs, and while yes, some of these bloggers are pro chefs, but some of them are self-taught. And that gives me hope. That one day, with lots of practice, I can be a crazy-good cook, too. And if not, I’ll take “girl who makes edible food, sometimes enjoyable, even.”
*Note: I did not make any of the food in the photos above. But I did sample, and everything was delicious. Just in case you were wondering.
But, for the record, photographing people is still my first love. It’s kinda hard to interact with a plate of strawberries.
Some of my favorite food blogs include:
- La Tartine Gourmande
- Smitten Kitchen
- Simply Recipes
- Honey & Jam
- Cannelle et Vanille
- Sunday Suppers
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