I follow a lot of bloggers who take beautiful food photographs. I love looking at their sites, but sometimes I get discouraged. I wonder if I’ll ever measure up.
My food photography is not the best, but I’m trying to improve. I bought a new camera, have been reading about food photography and recently took a photography class. Still, I have much to learn.
Thankfully, several bloggers have been encouraging me with my food photography, which I appreciate. And yesterday, Hannah Kaminsky from Bittersweet sent me a note that gave me hope.
I’d written Hannah to thank her for posting a recap of the food styling presentation she gave at Vida Vegan Con. She wrote back and told me that for the first year of her blog, her food photos were “yellow, blurry, poorly composed pictures that are truly embarrassing.” Since her photos are fabulous now, this made me think if she was able to improve, then I can too!
Hannah’s note also gave me an idea. I thought it would be great if some seasoned food bloggers shared some of the first photos they posted on their blogs. If the photos are horrible – all the better! This would encourage all the newbies like me to keep trying.
So if you’re a seasoned food blogger, what do you say? Are you willing to share one of your crappy first food photos? You can also post a current food photo to show how you’ve improved.
Come on – it will be fun! You’ll get a laugh out of it and you’ll give us newbies some hope.
Cake photo courtesy of Lemon Tartlet And the Dust Bunnies.