Book review of Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

The internet houses a lot of blog posts on food photography 101.  I know because it is likely I’ve read it all.  They are wonderful resources for people, like myself, who are looking to improve their photographs of food whether it be for bragging rights, documentation or just plain delirious love of edible delights.  But…

Scallion pancakes: Saveur style

In honor of Saveur Magazine’s 150th issue I decided to try out one of their recipes using only ingredients I had in stock.  The result is … very random I might add… scallion pancakes.  It’s a good thing there is no kimchi in the fridge or I would have tried to sneak some in there….

Food photography props & London car boot sales

I spent the weekend foraging… not for food but for food photography props.  Yes, this might be a telltale sign that I’ve gone completely insane, the BF certainly takes it as such.  But hear me out… I just discovered the world of car boot sales in London.  For my non-British friends, a car boot (trunk)…

Flavorful find: lemon fish tagine

If you have a copy of the September issue of delicious. magazine (UK version) on hand, flip to page 96 to discover a healthy and flavorful find, a recipe for lemon fish tagine.  Fret not if you are sans magazine, I’ve included the recipe below. Having just spent the last few weeks feasting on comfort…

FBC12 food photography workshop: tips & application

Lighting.  Angles.  Plating.  These are some of the concepts that Ellen Silverman discussed and demonstrated during her food photography workshop at the Food Blogger Connect conference last weekend.  Today I set myself the task to apply what I learned using two dishes: tomatoes stuffed freekeh and lemon fish tagine.  Let me just say… Ellen made…

Ellen Silverman’s tips on food photography

I eagerly traded 40+ hours of volunteer work for the chance to attend Ellen Silverman’s food photography & styling workshop during last weekend’s Food Blogger Connect conference in London. Ellen Silverman is the NYC-based photographer who has shot over 25 cookbooks including Gwyneth Paltrow’s My Father’s Daughter. Yesterday she spent 4 hours with twenty of…

Travel photography: Asia in the days of film

In 2007, a year before I became a Canonista, my family and I embarked on a two week tour of Asia, specifically Ho Chi Minh City, Sichuan Province and Hong Kong.  This would have been my last trip abroad that was captured on film, with the help of a 5 year old Pentax SLR. In…

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