Parker of Fast Foodie US and I
Practicing photography with Brooke from In A World Of Bees, There’s Me
// dress: Selphi Boutique, similar // jacket: Old Navy // boots: Vince Camuto, similar // ring: Kendra Scott // necklaces: Kendra Scott 1 & 2 // earrings: Kendra Scott // purse: Tory Burch // lips: Too Faced //
On Saturday, I made a trip to Birmingham with Parker the writer of Fast Foodie US who also happens to be one of my best friends and sorority sisters for the Birmingham Bloggers brunch! The brunch was hosted at The Nest in historic Avondale, an adorable little spot if you ever want to host a party. I got to see some old friends and make new ones. Of course, we talked about blogging and more blogging but what we learned about was how to photograph food (I’ll share the tips soon). Y’all I had so much fun, I wish y’all could of been there! So, photographing food..how hard can it be.Y’ALL!.I was terrible at it…I’m honestly going to leave the creative food photos to the foodies and stick to fashion. However, it was really fun to learn all about it. Rachel Johnson of StupidGoodRachel, who is a professional food photographer taught us the secret tips. If you check out her blog you’ll see that she has it down pat. I was impressed..I had no idea that there was an art to photographing food. Even though we weren’t all food bloggers at the brunch we still learned how to incorporate these tips (they’re coming I promise) with styling clothes and jewelry. So, that has given me a ton of ideas for new posts…I’m really not the most creative person but I do try so I get an A+ for effort, right?
Ready for the tips???
1. embrace natural lighting
2. shoot from above
3. you can always add on to something, so don’t over do it. i.e don’t overdose on the granola like I did…hence why you don’t see my photo of the yogurt bowl on here…
4. keep it simple when it comes to filters and editing and don’t photograph against a busy surface
5. use #hashtags. if you are a food instagrammer try using the hashtags #f52grams and #eeeeeats. Rachel also suggested to post early in the morning around 8am and at night around 7pm
Anymore questions? You know where to leave the comment 🙂