Something much better than Photography Gear (Win a FREE Book!!)

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Photography gear is fascinating.

Most people day dream about having a better camera. Or a better lens. Or that fancy filter. No! not you? that awesome sleek tripod perhaps? ok wait… it is perhaps a camera bag?

But I have to tell you that there is something out there that is much better.

It does not scratch or wear with time. It just gets better.

The longer you have it, the better it becomes.

Today, we are giving you some of that stuff. [Read more…]

Debate: Banning Photographing Food in Restaurants

Dinner and Photograph?

Dinner and Photograph?

It’s everywhere. You’ve seen it on twitter. You’ve seen it on facebook. You’ve also seen this in newspapers.

Some of you don’t take food photos while you are out for a meal. There are some of you who review restaurants and take photos of what you eat. [Read more…]

Reader Question: The Only Quality Required to Improve Your Photography

Question Mark

Few days back, we started a discussion on food photography page and asked:

“What is the only thing/quality required to improve your photography?

What do you think? In your opinion, what is one quality that is absolutely needed for improving your photography?

Take a look at some of the answers by going to this post.

Share your opinion in the comments section below.

Group Project: Background Matters

Crackers Triscuits-19-2Recently I posted this photo and shared my food photography process. And Robert Orsa replicated it. His idea was to use same composition, same camera angle, same styling and just change one element – background.

That made me think. What if there was a group project where everyone could participate. Yes! You. The bulb went on.

How Many Goals Did You Achieve This Year?

Goals This year is almost over. I started reviewing how this year went for me and if I achieved all my goals this year. This year, one of my primary goal was to grow the Food Photography Blog and attain a certain level of readership. We are nearing 10,000 monthly readers on this blog. On the other hand, I was a little short on number of outstanding photos that I should have taken this year.

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Reader Question: What Would You Buy – Darkroom or Camera?

 Nikon D7000 - Lightroom

A reader sent an email with the following question –

Neel, I have a beginner DSLR and would like to upgrade to advanced DSLR. However, I am also thinking of buying a Mac (and Lightroom 3). I don’t have budget to buy both, what would you recommend I should buy first?

Jamie.

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What Camera Do You Use?

Food Photography Cameras

People are just fascinated by gear. The cameras and the lenses and the lights and the filters. I am too.

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If you use with Point and Shoot (P&S), in the comments below, tell us what camera do you use and do you like it? For shooting food, what challenges do you have with P&S? What questions do you have?

DSLR Users, why did you buy the camera you use? DSLRs can be complicated. What would you like to learn about your camera? Tell us in the comments below.

Share your questions with us in the comments.

Photo courtesy: by Derek K. Miller

Do You Have a Blog?

Sometime back, you shared your photography blogs with us. It has been few months since then and our readership has been growing rapidly. So thought it would be a good idea to ask all of you this:

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If you have a photography blog, make sure you share it with us on our share your photography blog post.

If you have a food blog, in the comments below tell us about photos on your blog and what can we do to help you? When did you start?

If you do not, do you think you will start one? If not, share your thoughts.

Your turn – Do you have a blog?

Do You Post Your Food Photographs?

Do you take food photographs regularly? Where do you post your photos?

Your Blog or Flickr or URL

If you do post online, feel free to post your domain/URL in the comments below so we can visit!