It’s funny, the article that appeared yesterday in the New York Times called “First Camera, Then Fork” has really struck a chord with many people. Heck, I’ve already seen it referenced here and here. And it’s true. There are a gazillion food bloggers on-line right this very minute. Apparently, we’d all rather photograph our food than eat it.
more now than I ever did before.
Some say it’s to document the food they’re eating. It’s a way to chronicle weight loss…(or in my case, weight gain). I say I do it because it’s fun. Because it teaches me how to use my camera with subjects that don’t move. And with subjects that never complain.
Don’t get me wrong, I do draw the line occasonally. I can’t drag my camera out all of the time. It gets a bit exhausting and a little bit annoying.
But I do enjoy snapping shots of some decent things I’ve made. If anything, it proves that I’m not quite as bad in the kitchen as I tend to think I am. But more importantly, it teaches me how to be a better photographer.