When I started my research on food, I was overwhelmed by the amount of information on food blogging that’s available on the web. After checking out a large number of sites, I settled on Pinch of Yum which is run by a lovely couple who recently came back from a mission in the Philippines, Lindsay (the blogger and photographer) and Björk (the behind-the-scenes guy). Not only do they have a wonderful post on how to start a food blog, but they also share their monthly income report, they have a great ebook on Tasty Food Photography *and* they recently started up Food Blogger Pro which contains numerous videos and a forum to help food bloggers out. This is a great place to start out.
Another great resource for food photography is the book by Hèléne Dujardin called Plate to Pixel. I’m a complete noob when it comes to photography, let alone food photography, so this book along with Lindsay’s were lifesavers! I did luck out in the camera department as my husband had recently bought me a Canon Rebel t3i about a year ago, so I didn’t have to splurge on a new camera.
I had a blast buying props for the food pictures (which at the time of this post, have yet to be taken!). While I attempted to save money buying props, I didn’t do such a hot job. I bought a lot of what you will see from Pier 1 Imports and Longaberger. I have some old pottery from Longaberger when it was made in China, but I’m happy to say that they are making the move back to manufacturing everything in the good ole USA!
I still don’t have backgrounds for the pictures, so for now, I think I’ll have to use our beat up wooden table from outside. It definitely has the vintage look going on!! I do want to try out this post on how to make your own backgrounds and I do also want to hit up the local antique stores. Who knows what I will find!!