Food Photography

My interest in food photography developed because I love to cook and bake and share with others. I like posting recipes and showing off the final product. I’m reading and learning how to take better shots to make the food look really appealing. Example: A photo I took in January versus one that I took this month.

Scallops

Cookies

Yes, I used different cameras, a Point and Shoot vs a dSLR but the angles and lighting are different. Overhead vs eye-level. Florescent lighting vs natural light. I still have some more work to do but the second shot is a vast improvement.

I got my camera

I picked up a Rebel T1i 3 weeks ago and I am IN LOVE! I didn’t want the kit but the camera shop had an open box and with the discount it cost about the same as a body only. The images are so clear and crisp and I just kept taking picture after picture. I filled a 4GB memory card on the first day. LOL Canon has their own program so you can work with RAW files but now I have to hash out whether I want Lightroom or Aperture or to just stay with Digital Photo Professional. I am planning on getting an additional lens. Either I buy the 50 mm 1.8 when I get paid, or I save up and get the 50mm 1.4 in a month.

Canon 50D vs Rebel T1i

I’m in the market for a dSLR camera and the choice is narrowed down to two of Canon’s models. The 50D and the Rebel T1i. I have a point-and-shoot SD1100IS and it’s a great little camera. But, and there’s a big but for me, it’s not fast enough to catch sudden movements. It also doesn’t take the really crisp photos that I want. So, I know it’s time to move up a level to a “prosumer” camera. I thought, and read, and thought and figured out what camera I wanted. Then I read some more and got confused all over again. I have it settled now. After seeing the pictures that the Rebel line can take, I am sold. The Rebel T1i will the step up I need without being too bulky or too expensive. I woulld really like a 50D but you have to crawl before you can walk. I don’t have the extra time right now to take an inperson photography class so I’m learning on my own. So, while I’m solo learning I want to get a good foundation before I spend a lot more money on a camera in the 50D range. (The 5D range is WAY out of my league.) Now, it’s just a matter of putting in the order and getting my camera, lens and UV filters.