My last blog post talked about how I wanted to get more involved in social media – Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, as well as Twitter. Well, it’s been a steep learning curve in the short time since then. I have realized that my photos just aren’t up there with what’s needed to get people’s attention. So I did what any normal person would do – and complained about it to everyone nearest and dearest to me. Grant bore the brunt of it, I’m afraid, but being the awesome husband he is, he gave me a lot of suggestions.
I started to take them on board, and then realized that I am really not that creative with visual graphics. Creativity in the kitchen? Yep, not a problem. Creativity in looking through a camera lens? I think you’ve got the wrong person! So I asked Grant if I could coerce him into being my ‘official website photographer’. And he said ‘yes’! Yay!
I looked through all the photos on this website and realized I didn’t like really any of them. And I told Grant that I’d be working my way through ALL of the recipes and making them again, just so we could improve on the photos. I also told the guys at work to expect a lot of cookies and cakes since I didn’t really want all that stuff at home – it’s bad enough the amount that I eat while making them!
Anyway, we went down to the local cheapie store and bought some new dishes and placemats for accessories and here’s a few comparison photos from the first few photoshoots. I’d love to hear your comments and suggestions for making the photos better! (I’m also happy to re-make all these recipes again if you’ve got some really good suggestions!).
|->||Coconut peanut butter balls|
|->||No oats granola|
|->||Tortilla chips and red pepper hummus|
I just showed the draft of this post to Grant and he thought I was blaming him for the horrible photos. Well, he was blaming it on our ‘point and shoot’ camera mainly. I still think they are 1000x better than my attempts! What do you think? And this way he may actually get the expensive camera he’s always been wanting. I’m glad that my hobby and his desire are colliding so well!
The side effect of this is that I made a really awesome pumpkin pie on the weekend – and was going to post the recipe on this website for you all to share with me. But, the photos looked terrible, so you’ll just have to wait until I can make it again, and get the photos to look half-way decent!
Anyway, stay tuned. When I re-make the recipes (for the photos … the enjoyment of eating them is just secondary!), I’ll also be updating the recipes so keep checking back to see what’s new on the website.
Until next time, enjoy cooking at home!