Since starting my blog a few months ago, I’ve been using my iphone to take photos. Sometimes they turn out okay, but often not. My food shots are especially bad. A lot of the time I don’t even post the delicious recipes I make because the photos I take don’t do the food justice.
Wanting to improve, I searched for food photography classes in my area. The closest one I could find was in Los Angeles and it was REALLY expensive. I figured that I’d have to settle for a basic photography class. I liked the website of local photographer, Nadyne McClurg, so I contacted her about an upcoming class she was teaching.
When I told Nadyne what I wanted to take the class for, she suggested that I take an individual lesson instead. She said that this way she could teach me the specific skills I needed. This sounded good, so I made an appointment.
Before taking the class, however; I had to buy a camera. Nadyne recommended that I get a Canon EOS Rebel T5i 18.0-MP Digital SLR – a $900 camera! I don’t have that kind of extra cash, so I almost gave up on improving my food photography skills.
I spoke with my husband about it, however; and he suggested that we use the money we’d saved up to get air conditioning for the camera. I’ll probably kick myself in August, but I agreed to this.
Now I have my expensive camera and have been practicing with it for the past few days. My photos have improved, but they still don’t look great. Here’s the best photo I’ve taken so far with my Canon:
I’ll be having my class with Nadyne later today. I’ll post about it and share “after” photos soon!
Photo of girl with camera courtesy of xcupcakecorpse.xanga.com.