Food Photography 101
Did you know there are blogs devoted to food photography? And that a good food photograph tells a story? And that the photo of a dish that makes you drool is called food porn? The old adage is true; I learn something new every day.
Mostly I’ve learned that I’m a rank amateur at this. But I persist, and I’ve recently photographed three older recipes (see below): Yummy, Tummy-Friendly, Sugar-Free Cornbread, “Free Spirit” Fried Rice and So Very Vegetable Soup.
- Parsley garnish, however clichéd, does help.
- Puddings—that homely, comforting food, beloved of toddlers—requires fancy, see-through glass containers such as iced tea or parfait glasses.
- My dishes are like so…Middle Ages. I should replace them with trendy, modern rectangular ones that sorta, kinda indicate that the food on them is trendy and modern. You know what I mean.