Anyway, I've been checking out some good information for and from photography hacks and added that to my arsenal (check out this link and this link for some good food photog. info). I bought a new camera, a Cannon Powershot SX20IS and already I can tell a difference (so the camera actually does count!). I'm taking this blogging e-course from Holly at decor8, and Leslie from A Creative Mint and our homework includes staging sets and taking our own photos. This is my first attempt:
|Brioche and Sorbet, my first food shot!|
Now, I have wondering and reading ALOT about the whole "how do you get the photo to be partly blurred and partly in focus" and I know it has to do with the f-stops. But I can't get those effing f-stops to make any difference in my photo!! So for the time being, I'm cheating and doing the blurring in Photoshop. I select with a feathered edge the part I want focused, select inverse, and add the "lens blur" filter. I'm not proud, but that's how I did it. I'm not going to cheat forever but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do...
So I'm offering the photo up to you for more comments and suggested improvements. I'm a big girl and can take it because I really want to improve. Share! Share!