I keep saying summer isn’t over yet, and this sandwich is proof. I dined on this delicious BLT Saturday night for dinner during a little weekend getaway, and, well, YUM. That’s a yellow Brandywine tomato, picked that morning from my yard. And bacon. Yum.
Thank you to my lovely hosts and my wonderful traveling companion!
This little bundle of goodness serves a few other roles today. It’s my Best Shot Monday, and you know where to go for more of that.
Also, photo website Beyond Megapixels is doing a little giveaway when you post a photo tip between now and Friday, September 26.
So here’s today’s tip: Food Photography
Photographing food has a lot to do with the dish you’re photographing and less to do with the photography, I think. Or maybe another way to say it is that it’s hard to make something yummy look bad.
But since I need to add a tip to make this a legit contest entry, here you go:
Turn off the flash and get close if you want to improve your food photos. Use a fast lens (the popular 50mm 1.8 is cheap and great for food photos), dial up the ISO if you must, fill the frame and start shooting. If you’re shooting indoors at night, a tripod or something to stabilize your camera is a good idea.
Yum. Got a photo tip to share for a chance at a $50 gift card? Post it over at Beyond Megapixels this week.
Anna Sawin is a Connecticut-based portrait, wedding, and editorial photographer. She lives in the shoreline town of Stonington with her family and has discovered the perfect cupcake. Just ask, she is willing to share her secret.