Posted by: Kara Lydon, RD | January 27, 2013

Shots with my new DSLR

Gotta give Santa a shout out for my new DSLR camera and the food shots that follow. I’ve learned a thing or two along the way. When I first got the camera, I only shot automatic, flash and all, because I had no clue how to do anything but. That didn’t stop me from snapping though. Here’s a look at our New Year’s Dinner. Cod cakes in tomato sauce from Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem.
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Then I took an introductory digital photography workshop at BU’s Center for the Digital Arts and learned how to take pictures without the flash! I also learned a thing or two about the basics. Words like aperture, shutter, depth of field and international standardization organization are now in my vocabulary. On a lazy Sunday morning like today, I decided to put my newfound knowledge to the test with our buttermilk pancakes (and VT blueberry maple syrup from Spoon NYC!). Here are a couple of my favorite shots.

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Look forward to snapping and sharing more!

Peace, love, and food.

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  1. Looks great! This is a good article that touches on some technique but also has an interesting section on taking quality photos if you only have your phone: http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2012/11/23/food-photography-simple-tricks-and-pro-tips-from-the-4-hour-chef/

  2. The pancake shots are killer……pops

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  3. Awesome pictures, Kara! I have an old Nikon SLR camera that is totally manual that I learned photgraphy on at International Center of Photography by taking many classes. All of my experience is in print photography and darkroom work. Would love to learn digital sometime. I’m impressed with what you’ve done and learned. Makes me want to reach right into the photo of the pancakes and eat them! That’s how realistic they look!
    Love, Aunt Ellen


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