Recap of my week #47November 22, 2015
This week has mostly been all about food, cooking, food, cooking, eating, cooking, food, food styling and food photography. I am still following lots of courses and reading books on the subject and pinning inspiration galore on my Pinterest board - all to qualify myself.
Last week I was reading the first posts of my food blog back, and I noticed how quickly I grew in making food photos, styling and writing the recipes. It all started with nostalgic cookbooks and a point and shoot camera, which I quickly exchanged for a DSLR, and my own knowledge about food.
Food photography and styling are not easy, but that's what I like about it. I like a challenge and all of it made me become a better photographer in general.
Can you imagine? Being in the kitchen to invent recipes (or make the favorites from your cookbooks), cook it and at the same time set-up the tripod and mini studio, making sure that the cats don't jump on the stove, style the food on a plate and take a photo of the food from every angle, trying to hold back my two curious cats, while my beloved Ben waits starvingly for his plate of food. It all has to be done in a short timespan, to ensure that the food doesn't get cold. You are a writer, a photographer, a cook and a food stylist all in one. It takes time and dedication.
I had difficulties with all that when I just started the blog, but now, a year later, I can say I tackled most of it. I am proud of myself. My food blog is no longer what it was when I started it: it became a vegetarian, and mostly plantbased, recipe blog, and it got better photos and an improved writing style, and I hardly cook food from nostalgic cookbooks anymore. I do want to bring the latter back, but give a modern twist to it.
I can honestly say I grew as a food writer ánd photographer and I absolutely love it, but I am not, by far, where I want to be.
Do you already follow my food blog Dash of Nostalgia? I'd love to see you there and hear what you think of it.
Now, without further ado!