As many of you know, I’ve been practicing my food photography like crazy this year. Except for a few pictures from my early days I’ve never been that displeased with the photos here on PGEW; having a good eye and fairly decent plating skills have always helped. But I’ve always known I could step things up a notch or two, and as they say, practice makes perfect.
While I’m nowhere near the “perfect” end of the scale, consistent practice has definitely made a huge difference. Since I’m taking pictures of everything these days, I thought it would be fun to start sharing some of the photos that don’t always make the cut for the site. I figure it’ll help me continue to improve my photo skills, and you’ll get some insight into other parts of life in PGEW-land, too.
For my first Photo Friday, I thought I’d share my first set of what I like to call Kitty Bombs. Those of you with cats & food blogs have probably had similar experiences to mine. You have everything set up perfectly: the lighting is right, the food is plated just the way you want it, you’ve found the perfect angle and are ready to hit the shutter button when…
Since StuKitty is the youngest of my three furbabies, he is also the most agile & the most inquisitive. This means he’s also the biggest kitty bomber of the house (though Beni & Hana are just as guilty of this sort of thing!)…
|“Hmm… these look like fun…”|
It can be very frustrating, of course, especially when I think I’m about to get a good shot. But I have to admit he does it with exceptional finesse…
|“Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful…. Oh yeah, which way to the catnip aisle?”|
I can never stay mad at him for very long, though. Look at that face! Melts Mommy’s heart every time.
That’s it for this week’s edition of Photo Fridays! New recipes coming in the next day or two, so be sure stay tuned for those.
Have a fabulous weekend!