Tea Time

While I was experimenting with props, I also stacked some Wedgewood Teacups. I love this set. It is designed to be mismatched. Each cup is shaped a little differently too. The mixed patterns are fantastic.

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Experimenting with Props

I have some pretty dishes that I received as wedding gifts. I decided to pull some out to use as props for my pictures. This is what I came up with.

I put Ben & Jerry’s Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream in a Bowl, (The surprisingly didn’t care for the flavor…not as red velvety as Cold Stone’s Version) and then topped it with Strawberries and Pink Sugar. The Ice Cream Melted pretty quickly, so I focused on the berries for this experiment.

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Springtime

I do have food photos to share, I just havent gotten around to editing them yet. I got a new iMac last week and am just a little out of sorts since I don’t have the Adobe Suite on it yet. That is one drawback of switching from a PC to a Mac…
For now I’ll deal with iPhoto. *cringe* iPhoto reduces file size. WHY, APPLE? WHY??

*ahem* anyway. I’m sharing some other photos I took today that are not at all food related.

Instagram

I admit it. I’m “That guy” (well, girl) the one who takes pictures of their food and posts in on all social media for everyone to see.

Taking a photo with your iPhone is much more discreet than pulling out a DSLR to snap a quick picture of your food before you chow down in a public place.

Some of these photos take me back to a particularly fun time: Cappuccino in Italy with my husband on our honeymoon! Chocolate Chip Pancakes at The Stack after going to Mass on a Sunday morning. Those pancakes were quite the experience with fresh whipped cream…..mmmm. I need to go there again.

Being able to instantly share those kind of moments with all of your friends is fun. It’s like a modern day postcard saying, “Wish You Were Here!”

Chocolate & Sea Salt

Chocolate & Sea Salt

Cookie Pile

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Playing with Depth of Field

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Images & Type

I took these photos of some cookies I baked the other day. You can find the recipe on my other blog, here.

I’m happy with the first photo, the lighting is good. The other two are a little too grainy for my liking. I think my ISO was a little too high…But I like the Depth of field.

I like that I can find flaws in my pictures, because then I can find ways to improve them. I’ll be more aware of my settings the next time.

I want to experiment with more food styling for my next project. Check out this amazing Pinterest board of food styling. I had to follow it as soon as I found it.