Around this time last year, I felt the need to push myself and learn something new. I had fallen into a fairly comfortable routine with my job, social life, etc. and wanted to mix it up with a creative interest. So, exactly one year ago today I bought my first DSLR camera and decided to learn photography, an art I had always found too intimidating to try and written it off as “not my thing”. The truth is that I’ve always been interested in photography, but simply got in my own way through these excuses. Thankfully, I decided to ignore those voices and take the plunge.
Why Food Photography?
My desire to learn food photography was inspired by my return to food blogging. As some of you may know, I used to have a cooking blog back in the day (’08!) called The Midnight Cook. All of my photos were taken with a Konica Minolta point and shoot, which at the time seemed perfectly fine. Fast forward 6 years, and so much has changed with amateur food photography, thanks to the popularity of DSLR cameras. It became obvious that having legit, good pictures of my cooking was a must-have for the blog. So, I’d need to invest some serious time learning how to use my camera before even thinking of writing my first post. After all, people eat with their eyes first.