Thursday, March 28, 2013

 Spring has finally arrived!  The crocus popped their little heads out of the ground today, while the sun was shining, the birds chirping, and the cats basking in the sunny warmth!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

A food photo critique.

    I stumbled upon an interesting photography site the other day.  I was on Pinterest, and saw a pin that said something like, '30 best photography blogs'.  So I went through and was looking at many of them.  I saw several quite interesting sites, and many beautiful photos.  Well, I love food photography, so when I saw that you could submit a photo to be critiqued I was very excited!
    So I went through my project 365 from last year, and chose a few favorite food photos from last year.  Now, I was trying to think objectively, and think how other people would view my photos.  Its hard though, because each photo is connected with so many memories for me.  Project 365 was a hard challenge to tackle, but now that its done, it brings back so many good memories of the different days, weeks, and months of 2012.
   Anyway, I think I will submit this photo.  These are chocolate peanut butter pretzel bars.  They were very delish!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Brown butter cookies.
Well, I saw a super cool recipe on Pinterest, and actually decided to try it out.  Its basically a chocolate chip cookie recipe, but you brown your butter, then cool it, then make cookie dough with it! And, this recipe used M&Ms and pretzel pieces.  The were delicious.  As cool as pretzels and M&Ms were....I think plain ol' chocolate chips would be better. :)
I used the fake sunlight method to get these cookie shots.

Anyway, on a photography note:  I HAVE been taking pictures lately, on and off, just not blogging them.  :-/  Sorry about that!
A few exciting things...

I actually bought a tripod!  I always hear/see how you NEED a tripod. But hey, I get pretty good pictures, and I've never used a tripod.  But I found a video tripod, in its box!, at Goodwill for $10.  So I bought it.  It seems like a fairly nice tripod.   Using a tripod is much much different than just handheld...but its a new adventure, and good practice!

Another thing, I am taking Groomsmen-getting-ready photos for a wedding on Sunday, and also doing some photography for another friends wedding in May.  (Already doing one friend's wedding in May, now another!) So that's kinda neat.  Wedding photography isn't particularly one of my dreams in life, but I think I'll enjoy it, and its nice to help friends out, to make their special day a little bit better. :)

So, that's all for now; hopefully I'll be back soon, with some of the pictures from the last few weeks. :)