Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Musings: on Instagram & food photography

Stripy squid ink pasta with homemade pesto, grated beetroot & fresh basil

Its been a while since my last post, and I haven't truthfully been regularly posting on the blog for most of this year so far. Perhaps its the inevitable direction that most personal blogs take - you start your blog in the midst of bordeom/a quiet/unbusy period of your life, and then eventually you become busy again and life takes over. 

Busyness is definitely and obviously the reason here, but I've also found that I want to post more original recipes now, rather than how this blog started out in the beginning - recreating recipes from other blogs and cookbooks. Its still fun for me to try out the numerous recipes pinned on my Pinterest board, but I save these for practicing my photography skills on, and I'm glad to say I think it has its benefits. 

Breakfast  yoghurt bowl with papaya, assorted berries & almonds

I'm quite proud and happy with how my photography has developed over the past year and a half. I still have days where I feel like I have no idea what I am doing when it comes to setting up and shooting, but for the most part I have a good idea of how I want it to turn out. I am still definitely trying out different styles, but I enjoy the process of trying to create a 'professional' food photograph look. 

So although I haven't been posting much on the blog, I do like to post these 'practice shots' regularly on my Instagram account. In fact I would go as far as to say I have become pretty addicted to Instagram! In the absence of recipe posts, I thought it would be fun to show you what kind of things I've been sharing on my account (and yes, hopefully try and get you to follow!).

Rose cupcakes with rose buttercream frosting

Breakfast yogurt granola bowl

Roasted cauliflower & lemon relish salad

Baked banana oatmeal 

Orange blossom cake with Persian fairy floss

Avocado, yogurt, honey, mango & strawberry smoothie

Strawberry chocolate dipped cherries
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