Thursday, July 21, 2011

Phood Photography... or Food Porn...

There are some AMAZING food photographers out there. My fave, and everyone's fave, of course, is Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman . I love that she taught herself, and just messes around till she gets it right. I've been reading her blog for forever and have really seen the improvements. (Not that I know stellar food photography from a hole in the ground.. but the piptures sure is purdy...) Look at this:

Photo belongs to The Pioneer Woman,
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/08/
portobello-prosciutto-burgers/




I HATE mushrooms with a deep, abiding passion. If mushrooms were the only food left on earth, I'd die. I'd starve to death. But look at that picture. That makes me want to eat mushrooms. Kinda.










Pee-Dub is one of the biggies, though. There are lots of other great food bloggers out there, who take amazing food shots.


American Eater takes pics of his food, every bite he eats, all day every day. It's very spur of the moment, and the pics are awesome!
Photo belongs to American Eater
http://americaneater.com/2010/12/plain-chobani-w-almonds/


I love that he gets the surrounding area, wherever he happens to be, who he's with, etc. I worry about him a bit, though, he never seems to eat at home. American Eater, if you ever need a home cooked southern meal, you give me a call, darlin'.









There are a lot of great ones out there.

I am not one of them. I don't have a GREAT camera. I have a good camera. It's an 8mp kodak, if I could find a way to take a picture of it, I would. It's got fancy lenses and apertures and other things I don't know what to do with. I also let my kids play with it and take pics with it, so it's a little banged up.

I don't have fancy editing software, I use Picnik.com, the free version (for now) to edit my pics. I have fun with it, and while they may not be the best pictures ever, I think they do the job of showing what I'm cooking, and the edits make them a little less boring.

Here are some of my faves.







Like I said, not awesome, but not too terrible, either! I hope to be able to look back on this post one day and use it as a point of reference - improving both my cooking and photography!

Who is your favorite food photographer? Whose food porn makes you drool?

Twist and tear and boogie woogie

4 comments:

  1. Whenever I need a food porn fix, I go here: http://foodporndaily.com/ Aaaand, now I want cupcakes. ;)

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  2. I used to love that site but I noticed that when I stopped going there every day, I lost 10 lbs! LOL

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  3. I had never been to Food Porn Daily, but thanks to you I might have a new obsession... I have a bad feeling I'll be adopting your lost 10 lbs., Evin.

    And I love PW's pictures, too! But I prefer her cowboys and Basset hounds. ;)

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  4. You make me care about things that aren't interests of mine because of your humor and conversational writing style. This is why I follow you. I'm a cook, but not a foodie...and I love your blog. Now I'm going to go search for food porn.

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