Upgrading recipe photos
I decided upgrading recipe photos would be a good idea, or at least the finished items. I mentioned in a post a while ago that I would be improving the quality of my images. This has to include the previously published recipes. As a result, I will endeavour to re-make one recipe a week from my published recipes. Once I have worked my way through everything. I will re-make something at least twice a month, if not more. This will mean that I will be evaluating recipes and trying to get the best pictures possible on a rolling basis.
Above – the first image of a Victoria sponge I took.
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Above – the most recent picture of a Victoria sponge.
Looking at the first Victoria sponge I posted compared to my latest, there is an marked improvement.
Lightroom appears to have reset itself – pictures exported into Photoshop and then saved did not save in sRGB. When uploaded to FoodGawker, they appear desaturated – this has happened with my two recent uploads. Yet, the first two images I uploaded appeared correctly. I haven’t changed any settings on purpose and I thought that everything was going ahead as normal. I know to double check the settings now before I upload to FoodGawker, so this shouldn’t be a continuing problem!
Backgrounds and props
Creating some new backgrounds is a priority over the next week or so, if nothing new appears what I am currently using will be repetitive. Looking at the last month’s favourite nine images reveals things starting to look the same, which is giving me a push to do this. It is also giving me a prod to get a few more different plates and prop type accessories. Ideally, I want to get a few satin or matte dessert plates in muted colours and maybe some bowls. Along with these, I will be looking for a few props just to compliment the food in the images.
Time for a new lens
I am in a bit of a quandary at the moment – I am somewhat tempted to get a new (to me) lens. I am thinking of an 85 mm prime lens currently – with my crop sensor on my Nikon D7000 that would make it a 128mm lens. A full frame camera would be fantastic at some point, but buying a lens for a camera that I will probably have to wait a while for seems a bit silly. Starting a YouTube channel will mean another camera to capture an alternate angle so that the viewer doesn’t become bored.