Food through a lense
A couple of months ago I did an 8 week photography course with my friend Sarah. I had bought this amazing, specky DSLR but was unsure about how to use half the functions. The course overall was really helpful – I learnt about how to use the manual setting (and more importantly why I couldn’t previously use the manual setting) about lighting, lenses, aperture, shutter speed and the list goes on.
Taking great food photos is really important in creating that ‘want’ feeling – you don’t buy a cookbook with bad food photos. In some way, and stick with me here, cookbooks are like a Playboy magazine – to some. Most of the time I buy them for the photos (cookbooks, not Playboy), not because I like collecting photos, but I like to look at them, admire them, drool a little. That’s where the similarities stop.
It’s going to take time before I get all the right equipment to be able to take perfect photos – it is an expensive hobby after all. But in the meantime I thought while I have this blog going and sharing my hobby of cooking and photography, I would share some random photos.
I have put up a few from Europe and recently Melbourne, and now I would like to introduce Pinchy. He was down in Fremantle markets, waiting to be purchased. By the look on his face I think he was more scared than anything. For one split second I felt sorry for him, then remembered how AMAZING he tastes.
A few weeks ago we went to a Chinese restaurant in Northbridge for my brothers girlfriends Birthday. We asked a knowledgable friend to order for us, not really knowing what we would get. 20 minutes later the waiter brings out a massive, and I mean massive, crayfish to show what we will be soon eating. Yep, he was a alive and kicking, and he looked exactly like Pinchy!