I’m not super big on Valentine’s Day. I’m not super big on anything where you’re made to feel obligated to give or do things. It’s partly why I hate birthdays, don’t like the gift aspect of Christmas and struggle with Mothers and Father’s day. I don’t like my giving (or receiving) to be mandated by a calendar. I prefer it to be mandated by
We talk a lot about food photography and food styling in the food blogging world. I think we’re sort of obsessed with it. I know I am! Ages ago I wrote about a post asking if food bloggers were caught in a rut with their food photography? It got a LOT of feedback. Haha! I think because most of us aren’t professional photographers and because
Pretty much since I first picked up a camera, the idea of the photo essay has intrigued me. The concept of telling a story from start to finish with just images and no, or very few, words, is both daunting and challenging and something I’ve been wanting to do more of for the last two years. So, I’ve decided, among other things, that in 2015 I’m
Summer is a wonderful time for food photography and food bloggers. The light… oh the light! Here’s 6 tips to get the most out of summer’s light for your food photography. For food bloggers, winter can be the bain of our existence. Photographing dinner at 3pm just to catch the fading light isn’t really great for anyone. Gloomy days, rain, snow, sleet and cold can
I have been quiet in this space lately. But not quiet overall. When I haven’t been doing client work, I’ve been busy doing a lot of writing. Far more than I usually do. I spent most of January working on a 31 Day Clean Up Your Blog series over at Food Bloggers of Canada along with my charming chum and FBC partner in crime, Ethan
Food photography is something us food bloggers take pretty seriously. We load up on props, agonize over the lack of natural light in winter, struggle with post processing and try our best to improve our craft. And let’s face it, photography is not the cheapest hobby or profession out there. Gear costs money and it’s hard not to fall prey to the lure of the
A few months ago I reviewed one of the best chocolate bars I’ve tried in a very, very long time. The Bissinger’s Coconut Caramel Bar. It was a perfect blend of chocolate, coconut and salty, thick caramel. So, you can imagine my excitement when I was out shopping and found another Bissinger’s bar in Urban Fare – the Banana Pecan Caramel Peruvian Pink Salt bar!
So often I see post after post in food blogging forums or hangouts on where to get food photography props. Where?? Where are they hiding? The truth is, it’s not a big mystery. They’re everywhere you look. Anything can be repurposed for a food photo. And it doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, I wrote a whole post on food photography props on a
The title of this post is misleading. It implies guacamole is difficult to make when it’s actually one of the world’s easiest things to whip up. I’ve been on an avocado kick for the past month. I do that. I go through phases with avocados. I’ll eat them every day for weeks and then lose all interest for months. Unless they’re in my sushi rolls.
How many of you have an Asian Night Market in your city? If you do, you should go. It’s an experience! Vancouver is lucky – we have three – two in Richmond and one in downtown Vancouver. They are a total feast for the eyes, ears and, most importantly, the stomach. Last weekend, Food Husband Sean, Ethan, and I decided to hit up the Richmond