I've blogged about this before, but I think it's pretty clear that my photography skills are lacking. I'm hoping to improve them for 3 reasons:
1. Make this blog more appealing to look at/read
2. Do justice to the items in my Etsy shop and hopefully attract some customers
3. It's a good thing to know how to do
I'd like to blame my lack of prowess in the photography department on pretty much everything but myself: the crappy light in our house, my point-and-shoot digital camera (which I thought was high-end until I realized it won't take a good picture), etc., but that would be a cop-out. Ultimately, until I can afford a Digital SLR (which, from what I've read, is the key to awesome food-- and other-- photography), I'm planning on teaching myself all there is to know.
The internet is full of fantastic resources, tools, and people willing to help. Just a few that I'm looking at today:
*Tastespotting is a 1-stop shop for amazing food photography from all corners of the internet, and I am infinitely inspired every time I look there.
*Nicole of Pinch My Salt has a comprehensive list of links to advice on food blogging and photography.
*VeganYumYum has an especially wonderful tutorial on how to photograph food.
*Kristen of Dine and Dish runs a Food Blogger mentoring program. How wonderful is that?! I'm eagerly watching to get in on the next round.
Any suggestions on where else to look?