Andrew just posted the results of the monthly photo competition - Does My Blog Look Good in This? #8. And I'm so thrilled - I placed second! Out of 56! Aaaah! I'm so happy! That's just amazing. Although - I do love the picture. A lot. So much that I'm letting you all see it again:
You can find the full results here. There are some seriously gorgeous pictures - I am really impressed by everyone. All the entries are here. Some of my own faves: #49, #45, #36 and #1. All look totally cookbook-worthy though - I seen a lot worse in books and magazines all the time.
A word on food photography, and what it means to me.. actually, the photos is one of the reasons I enjoy having a blog. I've been interested in photography since I was 15 and got to do a work experience week in a photo lab. An intern taught me how to develop film, and taught me a lot of neat tricks with an old regular camera. It was amazing. A whole new world opened - or that's what it felt like. I kept it up a lot during high school, always snapping pics of people. Nowadays, I've gone digital. I have an Olympus C-8080 WZ, and since about a month I also use a separate flash. (Olympus FL-36.) I've also got a tiny Olympus Mju Mini, perfect for my purse!