Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My terrible photos

Well, As one reader has rather (un)diplomatically pointed out- my photos are of terrible quality. Yep, it's true- I am the first to admit it.

The reason my photos are do dodgy is because at this stage, I use my iphone to take quick snaps of the food and then, I tuck in. My PIES (partners in eating) even at this stage, find it annoying that I have to snap the food first before it is placed in front of them! Usually the lighting in restaurants in less than desirable and when I take my photos outside, if it is takeaway, I leave them in the takeaway containers because I want to take the photos before I get home and before the salad has wilted. I use the iphone because it takes 2 seconds to upload and my life is pretty hectic at the moment so it's easy but I know the terrible quality does lessen the quality of the blog. So you see, there is method in my madness.

Thankyou for bringing this up with me - I really know I need to get cracking on better quality photos -In the new year I am planning to take a photography course and better the quality of photos so you will have more beautiful photos of the food I review/cook. If you can bare with me until then, I'd be very grateful, If not- check back in the new year and hopefully you will see some new and improved shots appearing!

7 fabulous comments:

SOL's view said...

Pfft! It's not a cook book you have to sell :) I can see them just fine....

beeso said...

The best camera is the one you have with you. Iphone photography can be good enough, try one of these

mademoiselle délicieuse said...

I suppose honest opinions are always welcome??

Anonymous said...

Buy a cheap digitial camera, you can find them anywhere for less then $100. Just test one out before you buy it, they'll let you take a few snaps so you can test the zoom/resolution. If not, go somewhere else.

Photos really are one thing that draw me to a blog, especially a food blog. A photography course wont help you unless you have a digital camera ot work with, preferbly an SLR.

(speaking from as someone who studies fine arts photography)

Gastronomy Gal said...

Oh - I have a digital Camera- It even goes underwater but i just never have it with me so I just snap away with the iphone- I will however, endeavour to take it with me more often.

Anonymous said...

also another quick tip (I had a response above your reply)

Photos are marginally improved with some tweaking in photoshop. Adding a plain black or white border, adding some contrast to the images or even slightly tweaking the colours can make a normal photo look amazing.

If you take a photography course all of this should be explained and you should have several classes on the topic (most univerities offer $200 classes, one night per week over several weeks) And don't worry about not knowing anything, they explain everything in detail.

If you chose not to take the class and do not know anything about photoshop, there are thousands of tutorials online for beginners.

Buggles and Squeak said...

i think your photos are fine... ours can be dodgy at times... but hey we're not photographers.. we're just food-lovers! And besides, how can you (or we) be held resposnibile with all of those distracting smells wafting up?!

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