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Nifty Tips: Food Photography Resources for Bloggers

Hello friends!

In case you didn’t already know: my name is Jess…

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and I am a Pinterest addict.

It all started way back when Pinterest was still in “request an invite” mode.  I remember opening my Inbox and seeing the acceptance email, and feeling like I’d been allowed into a secret society, full of wonderful secrets about recipes, DIY projects, and adorable photos of fuzzy animals.

Now Pinterest is a household name, or at least it is in my college apartment. The images of cute animals (and cats. I still don’t get why there are so many cats) have soared, as have the deliciously pinnable recipes and intriguing DIY projects that we pin but never end up creating.

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Though Pinterest is tons of fun and I can easily lose myself to it for days hours at a time, I have found a great deal of insightful info that is sort of work related? Not that this blog is a chore by any means, but I do want to pursue blogging and social media as a possible career option, and so when I find incredibly helpful links focused on blogging, I’m sure to pin them.

I even have a whole board for these nifty links.

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So I thought for today, as I continue to adjust into the 2013 plan of posting every week-day, (which is so totally not freaking me out….okay maybe a little) I’d share with you all a compilation of these links that have helped me grow my blog and improve my social media skills.

AND if you have a slightly pompous, yet completely adorable, significant other who thinks Pinterest is internet-hoarding and inferior to reddit, now you can be like “look at all this cool blogging information I found… ON PINTEREST.”

Bam.

Today I’ll focus on photography tutorials and tips that I’ve compiled for my own personal reference. These are only just a few, but if you want even more please go check out my Blogging Tips board on Pinterest

1. Taylor Takes a Taste: Endless Food Photography Tips, $15 Lighting Setups, and author of the Photographing FOOD e-book

2. Pinch of Yum: fantastic food blog with fantastic resources for food bloggers like the Tasty Photography e-book.

3. Drizzle and Dip’s 10 Tips for Food Photography and Styling 

4. Sally’s Baking Addiction Bites for Growing Your Blog Series

5. Chocolate Moosey’s Understanding Aperture

And here’s my personal tip: Create a Food Photography Pinterest Board.

Here’s the thing: I’ve realized that I am not a super creative person when it comes to food-styling. Actually, I’m quite terrible at it. So what I’ve been doing is pinning great food photos whose setups seem feasible to me to a Pinterest board called “Gorgeous Food Photography” that I can easily reference while I’m taking pictures of my food.

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Not that I’m the person to be taking advice from for food photography, but I have to say I’ve come a long way from when I started this blog, and this Pinterest Board is a great advantage.

There are so many tutorials and tips for aspiring food photographers out there; all you have to do is look. What I love about Pinterest is that if I like a certain post, I can see where it was pinned from and where it was pinned to. It allows me to find more boards about blogging tips, photography tutorials etc., that I would not have discovered on my own.

So there you have it: a Pinterest addict justifying internet hoarding with informative links. Not too shabby, eh? I’m off to compile ingredients for my Super Bowl Sunday feast, so until next week…

Happy Baking!

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15 Responses to “Nifty Tips: Food Photography Resources for Bloggers”
  1. Sally says:

    Jess – I am a pinterest addict too. Like, it’s bad. I can NEVER get off of it! Clicking around for hours. :) Thank you for the linking to my photography post girl!

  2. Thanks! This was so helpful! I’m a new food blogger and can use all the help I can get!

  3. themondaybox says:

    Thank you Jess for the list of sites to look at for blogging photography tips. I also have a blogging tips board on pinterest. There is SO much to learn.

  4. I went to all the links you gave….. fabulous information. :) Thank you. :)

  5. cakewhiz says:

    this was a very informative post and very good for bloggers like me who are always trying to improve our photographs :)

  6. Angela says:

    Followed your Pinterest board. I foresee another weekend spent online instead of on laundry! Thanks for all the tips!

  7. easybaked says:

    Haha! “Internet hoarding” love it! I don’t pin much, but I’m addicted to sites like food gawker and tastespotting when I need inspiration for plating techniques. I’m also a *tiny* bit obsessed with getting blog photos accepted on these sites- lol! Thanks for the links- I’m excited to check them out!!
    It *is* a little like hoarding tho…don’t you think? ;)

    • Oh it’s totally internet hoarding BUT it’s also tons of fun so I like to pretend it’s not ;) and I hope these links help you get onto those sites! I know I’m always trying to get onto them as well so anything helps :D

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