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03-25-2011, 02:02 AM
So I started a food blog a while ago and still feel like my plating and presentation sucks.. http://zollners.blogspot.com/ Somebody just reccomended that I get some white plates and shoot more at an angle.. *shrug*

03-25-2011, 05:18 AM
Well.. at least your trying that's more then most and putting it out there for the world to look at takes some balls
i would say your starting with nice ingredients but your mulling them to much and out come is rather bland and brown looking .
remember freshness and desire to taste whats on the plate .

Dave Martell
03-25-2011, 11:18 AM
Hi Mike, I say keep going and doing what you do, you never know where it'll take you. :)

03-26-2011, 09:16 AM

I like your blog's content my only recommendation would be to take some time and work on your photography skills. When I browse blogs or any website for that matter the ones with the best most clear pictures capture my attention and the attention of others. You have many blurry pictures on your blog, which dilute my interest. Let's face it, we live in a society that would much rather see what it is, than read about it if you catch my drift.

03-27-2011, 09:51 PM
Thanks Pete, I agree 100% the thing I struggle with most is presentation. I was told to get white plates and use a more white background which will bring out the colors of the food. Also maybe not to shoot the food from above which removes the dimensions of the food. Made spiced molasses orange cookies tonight
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wLf7aGASBY0/TY_aPq8Yx6I/AAAAAAAAAHY/_3DOJXxl2ZM/s1600/200216_10150107431501706_580671705_6799806_3925284 _n.jpg

03-27-2011, 10:02 PM
More light is better :). Those cookies turned out well though.

03-29-2011, 11:35 AM
I have a somewhat different opinion about blogs. A picture is a picture. Sure, it's nice to look at good photos, but if the content insn't there then I don't come back. For me, if the blog gives me no ideas to chew on, or recipies for me to try than I don't bother returning.

Eamon Burke
03-29-2011, 05:29 PM
Ideas are what I go for, but I do stay for the food porn.