The Guardian – source of infinite reading pleasure – just came out with an interesting article on food photography: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/aug/01/food-photography-tricks-of-trade. Not that I have been impressed by the quality of food photography in the Guardian’s food section (the pictures always seem a bit static and stuffy), but there are certainly some interesting tips in this article (including a few more obscure ones like the one about the tampon which did make me chuckle). There are also plenty of additional helpful comments plus links to gorgeous food blogs which I shall peruse this weekend I think.
Oh and it’s just as well that I stumbled upon the World Foodie Guide’s blog (which sadly has not been operational for about 3 years) today as I then came across another great post on food photography together with a long list of helpful links: http://www.worldfoodieguide.com/index.php/10-food-photography-links/#more-4933.
Last but not least, I have just added “Plate to Pixel” to my basket on Amazon. However much I like reading things online, I am old-fashioned at heart and have a thing for dog-eared and coffee-splattered books (and Alessandro would kill me if I tried to use my beloved ipad anywhere near a cup of coffee given my extreme clutziness), so I am looking forward to having an actual book to peruse that might teach me a thing or two (or more likely a heap of things) about making my food look prettier and taking better pictures of it.
I think I have my reading list cut out for me. And who knows, this might even improve the pictures you get to see on the blog (or at least help me develop a personal style rather than my current gung-ho style of taking pictures and haphazard approach to editing).