If you have scrolled through my blog, you have surely noticed that my iPhone and Instagram are my best friends when it comes to taking pictures. This is not for lack of trying or wanting to post lame photos, oh no. It is all because a) I am not very good at taking photos and know close to nothing about angle, light, exposure etc, b) I tend to bake (late) in the evening so the light is mostly horrible, c) I don’t have a great spot/table for nice arrangements, d) I often forget to take pictures or am in such a rush that taking out the proper camera is a mission, e) Food is probably one of the hardest things to photograph, f) Need I go on?
Admittedly, it is difficult to overcome some of these challenges. I won’t become a photographer overnight. I don’t want to / can’t quit my full time job to bake when the light is right. Refurbishing a rented flat to make a good spot for pictures is a bit far fetched. But it is a fact I can do baby steps in the right direction without really going out of my way too much.
I am happy to present baby step number 1 today. Yes, the picture was taken with my phone. Yes, an Instagram filter was (carelessly) slapped on top but there is no actuall food on the picture so it doesn’t count? Here are my newly acquired matching toys to help me present my food better for pictures:
So pretty, don’t you agree?