Name: Paula Jones
Blog Name: bell’alimento (Italian for beautiful food)
Tell us how you started getting interested in food photography: I’ve always been fascinated with photography but did not get into food photography until I started my food blog earlier this year. After being “coerced” by a couple of friends into starting bell’alimento, it was sink or swim, and I’m seriously not one to go down without a fight.
Please share with us one of your first food photographs.
What has been your absolute favorite food photograph you have taken (include link to blog post if it relates)? Why is this photo your favorite?
Oooo, that’s like asking me to choose which one of my children I like best. With every post I hope I’m learning more and expanding my food photography horizons. To be honest, I’m never completely satisfied with any of the photos I take, which keeps me on my toes and fuels my fire to continually improve.
Here are some of my current favorites:
What is your typical setup for your food photography? When possible I shoot outside on my deck. If I shoot inside & the light coming through the windows isn’t optimal I use a lightbox with 2 lights & also a foam board to bounce the light.
Share one or two tips that you think might be helpful to food bloggers when photographing food. I learned early on to never, ever, ever use a flash. Natural sunlight is best so use that when possible. Have all of your plating items ready to go when your food is ready. Also, never underestimate the power of post processing! It can turn a good photo into a great photo.
Thank you, Paula, for a great Snapshot Spotlight. If you are interested in being featured in an upcoming snapshot spotlight, please email us at admin <at> culinarysnapshot.com. We would love to have your contribution!
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