Welcome to the second Weekly Photo Stew! I’d like to thank all of you who shared your food photos with us last week via Weekly Photo Stew linky party. Today, I will share a photo of a rich tomato soup with you. I had something else prepared for today but let’s say it wasn’t meant to be. I experienced a major computer issue the other day and lost all of my stuff. Without going into details I will say that my 8-months old laptop was burnt and hard drive is destroyed. What can I say? I have to learn from this and backup EVERYTHING constantly. I wrote Why You Always Need a Backup Plan a while ago, it’s about backing up a blog, you may find it interesting. Although I lost everything, I still consider myself lucky because not only I have second computer but I also have all the software I had on the laptop, including Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom, on my iMac too so I can keep going on when it comes to photo editing. What can I say, does losing all that stuff feels like losing a good friend? Yes. My husband and I spent the last (three-day) weekend in Tuscany and I am sorry I don’t get to share those photos with you this week.
Pretty and Simple
Now, this week’s food photo tip is to keep it pretty! Keep it pretty and simple and that will improve your food photography immediately. People like to see pretty photos, so keep it pretty. Stage it a bit or frame it tightly. Another thing to consider it the way you are showing your before photos. I understand that sometimes it is important to show a before photo; however, when you do show it, make sure you de-emphasize it. Make sure your after photo is getting the attention and that it stands out in the way it’s clear to everyone who visits your blog that that’s the photo you want everyone to see. One way to do it is to make the before photo smaller than your after photo.
This is how you can join Weekly Photo Stew on Thursdays. It’s so simple:
1. Make your photograph about food or beverages.
2. Tell us about that photograph: share a photo tip, recipe, or a story behind it.
3. Submit the URL to your food photo post or a specific Flickr image, not your home page or album URL.
4. Include a link back to my blog in your post or image description. You can grab the button below or use a text link.
5. Visit bloggers on your left and your right and leave some comment love.