Center Stage

When researching sites on food photography and reading food blogs that explain their method, I have come to the conclusion that one of the most difficult types of photos to shoot is food.  I read many food blogs.  The food looks so good and the photos are beautiful.  And there are some things I have discovered in my research.  You need lots of props, understand lighting, understand settings, usually use a tripod, and lots of trial and error.  And some people use a lens that I don’t have and probably never have.  With that said, this post is not so much about the food, but about the photos.  O.K. it is about the food too.  Please take note that my pictures are still nothing to write home about.  I feel I have a bit of natural talent and understanding when it comes to capturing nature, flowers, animals.  Portraits, I need a lot of work but I might someday figure it out.  But food photography, well my best effort is pretty sad.  But this blog has never been about photography or cooking.  I attempt photography.  I attempt cooking.  But I am not proficient in either.  This blog has always been about my journey, creativity, loneliness, healthiness, quirkiness, and day-to-day successes and more often…..mishaps.  So here is my photos of tonight’s meal.

I am not going to give you the exact recipe.  If you want it, click on the link of Stage Right post up above, or go to my Pinterest site that I explain in that same post.  I did use 4 oz of goat cheese instead of 3 1/2 oz’s and 9 olives instead of 8.  Why?  Just because I had them and I could.

This picture actually turned out pretty good except for the shadow on the left.

I want you to see how nice the one zucchini on the right looks……pay no attention to the mushy looking ones, not to mention the two that fell between the grill and fell to the bottom. 😦

Although this picture is not as sharp as I would like, I kind of like it anyway.  The roll ups that started out with nicely grilled zucchini were tasty.  The other ones were just O.K.  It might have help if I would have sliced the zucchini more evenly.  They would have cooked up better.

Here is LL’s plate with the roll ups and gluten-free pasta alfredo.

I think the roll-ups were good.  LL did not complain and it was nice to have a change.  If I make it again, I would use the same ingredients, and the same amounts but #1. take more care into slicing the zukes evenly, and #2. Put very finely chopped onions in.  Just a couple of tablespoons for the whole batch.


Posted on June 27, 2012, in Photography, Recipes, Vegetarian. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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