Hola! If you have read even one post on this blog, you probably know that I love to read and I love to write.
So when I find my skills are lacking in a particular area, what is the first thing I do? Duh. Buy a bunch of books on the topic.
If you want to learn more about the French Revolution, may I suggest Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran? If you feel you’d be better off knowing more about the early 20th century-era Egyptian struggle for independence, consider Falcon at the Portal and He Shall Thunder in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters.
The New York public library, pictured above, is a masterpiece architecturally, but it’s actually easier just to buy the books on my iPad.
So this weekend, after spending hours photographing and editing the images for my homemade qia and halloumi salad posts (I kid you not), I realized that my photography skills are extremely unreliable. When I do manage to get a good pic, it’s usually by luck, and I just came away from that halloumi salad photo thinking it’s a bit fugly.
So this is what my Kindle library looks like at the moment…
Food photography seems to be more difficult than regular photography, probably because I have zero experience with it and it’s all on the photographer to bring these inanimate objects to life.
I’m hoping that a few months from now I can use my early pics as “before” photos, sort of like how Pinch of Yum did this, demonstrating how Lindsay photographed the same recipe early in the blog’s life and down the road (you can buy her book Tasty Food Photography here):
So that’s what I’m reading before bed these days!
I’m doing my best to learn as quickly as possible so you guys have pretty pics to look at : ) Have a good day!