It’s no secret that I kind of like taking pictures and actually even like a few of my food photographs. I’m no Daniel Krieger nor Ex-Flexitarian nor Donny Tsang, but I’m also no [insert name of any of the numbers of inexplicably popular food blogs with dark, undetailed, totally-non-helpful photos].
So recently, my boyfriend gifted me with a new Nikon D5100 to support me in my longing to learn manual functions like a big girl. I’ve messed around with it on manual at home a little and used it on automatic on a vacation to Cape Cod, but our dinner at Asiate this weekend was the first time I used it to shoot food.
And I think I failed! My point-and-shoot was no joke, but I still just shoved it right up into the food and focused on what I wanted to highlight. Now, I guess I have to lean back, telescope my lens to focus in on what I want to, and trust that my lens is good enough to still keep the picture nice and crisp?
I’m hoping I’ll get the hang of it pretty quick-like, because right now, I’m dealing with Asiate photos that look like this:
THE HORROR. Someone teach me how to use this thing!