food photography tips

I have been getting a lot of emails from readers lately, and the email I receive most often sounds similar to this: "I love your photos! What kind of camera do you use?" While I love getting notes from readers, I want to clear something up: it's not just the camera that makes a photo great- it's the photographer! It's true that most of my posts use photos taken on my DSLR [Canon XSi] but a few use images shot with my small point-and-shoot, and lately I've even been posting from my iPhone.

My point is this: you can take great photos with any camera.

Last year, I wrote a post for my friend's blog sharing some basic tips on how to improve your food photography. These photo tips can be used with any camera- even the one on your phone.  I thought it would be fun to share that post here [below] to give a little insight to what happens in my kitchen and answer some of your questions.

Read on, and happy shooting : )


spicy chipotle braised beef

Lately, I've had an obsession with making a roast every Sunday. In order to keep things interesting, Husband and I have a few versions we make. This spicy shredded chipotle version is perfect for making tacos, enchiladas, or serving with rice.


olive cheese tarts

Olive cheese tarts are the perfect impromptu party snack.

They're cheesey. They're salty. They're spicy. And you can make a batch to keep in the freezer and just pop in the oven whenever a friend or neighbor shows up.

Or... you know... when you get a craving for something cheesy and salty and spicy.