Photographing Food Improved My Photography

I have always had a passion for photography. I love shooting pictures of wildlife. It is a thrill I can’t explain. I had never taken photography classes until I started making cookies. I bought a digital camera over a year ago and it changed everything. It simplified the learning process because I could see the results instantly. Then, for my blog, I started photographing food. My photography passion grew from wildlife to food in the blink of an eye. The good thing about photographing food is I won’t get attacked by bears while shooing pictures of cookies and cobblers.

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Parchment Paper Light Box for Natural Light

Yes, you read the title correctly! Did you know you can use parchment paper for more than baking? You can! I use it for all sorts of things but, the most unique is for my photography. Let’s face it, you can have the most beautiful cookies in the world and they can look bad because of poor photos. I will never be a professional photographer but, I am always looking for an inexpensive way to take better pictures. I came up with a Parchment Paper Light Box to see if I could use it in natural light. It is not pretty but MAN it works for me! I might invest in “real” photography equipment someday but, for now, this is what I use.

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