Not quite like the photographs…

Enjoyed reading this blog article about the differences between the fast food you see in the advertising and the fast food you actually get.

People around the world know fast food as one of the most reliable distributors of disappointment ever produced by the business world. We know that if we ever feel the need to complain about something, we can just grab a page out of a coupon booklet, adorned in pictures of juicy burgers, then go have a party. Why, the restaurants themselves usually plaster their walls with pictures of juicy burgers – often hanging right over your table – so that you need only open your eyes to find something to compare your food with, while you eat it. Needless to say, the results of my little project were unsurprising… which shouldn’t be a surprise.

My favourite part is that the food in many of the advertising pictures wouldn’t actually fit in the boxes that they are supplied in!

Taking photographs of food

I really found this blog article on taking photographs of food and the importance of lighting interesting and useful.

Lighting is the most important element of photography. After all, photography means writing with light. Yes you can buy a super expensive professional camera and lots of expensive lenses, but if you do not know how to control the light, then these are useless. Hopefully these three tips will help you understand how to control the light and make great pictures.

If you are a regular reader of this blog you know I take a lot of photographs of my cooking, and I know that these could be better. Taking on board these tips I sure hope so.