Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ignorance is bliss…

Knowing nothing about blogging or photography has made my first week of food blogging fun, exciting, and filled with trial-and-error. I’m not entirely sure have no idea what I’m doing, but I’m having fun doing it. I am thrilled, yet baffled, that each day’s picture has been published on either foodgawker, TasteSpotting, or both. Thank you, both websites, for directing so many people here since I started last week. I'm having trouble believing that this page has been loaded about 4,500 times thus far (although I'm sure a fair amount of those can by attributed to my lovely mother. Hi mom!). I’d like to welcome and thank everyone who has stopped by this past week and encourage you to visit often! I look forward to learning more about everything and sharing that everything with you. So once again, thank you!

On my weekly Target run, I decided to invest in some "high-tech" photography equipment: a piece of blue tag board, a white plate, and a tripod (on sale!). Oh, and I bought a lemon at the grocery store to make chicken piccata tomorrow night (more on that, later...).

I think it looks rather striking, don't you?

So, what do you think? Comments, suggestions, questions?

PS- If you haven't figured it out by now, I like the color blue.

PPS- I bet you're wondering, if she likes blue so much, why isn't the background blue? I figured if I have kitchen towels to match my pistachio KitchenAid, my blog probably should, too.


(wife.) said...

That's so wonderful!! I was wondering what kind of equipment (camera/lens/etc.) you're using... if you wouldn't mind posting about it, that would be great! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to begin a food blog too! Yours is coming along quite nicely. Hopefully mine will be up and running within the week... and I like your background color.


Cheri said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of food blogging... I have already favorited your Strawberry Daiquiris recipe. :) I started only a couple of months ago... it is definitely a lot of fun! :) Keep up the good work!

Sara @ Our Best Bites said...

I'm glad you had a fun week. Welcome to the food-blogger world!

My advice, after doing this for about a year now, is to not get caught up in all the fluff. Fluff being numbers,comments, sometimes foodie-drama, etc. Don't worry about what other people think, and don't try to cater to certain people. Just keep doing it if you enjoy it and have fun! That's what makes it enjoyable :)

Lone Acorn said...

Food photography is fun. After doing for a certain time you will be well equipped in its nitty gritty.

kar said...

(wife.): Thanks! I will definitely do a post about equipment.

Jojo: Thanks for the compliment. The background color is one of my favorites, right after blue, of course.

Cheri: Thanks for the welcome! I hope you enjoy the Daiquiris. Be sure to try them with peaches, too!

Sara: Good advice! Sort of like people on social networking sites concerned about number of "friends" and "wallposts" and such. I will be sure to keep that in mind. :)

Lone Acorn: Your photography is so beautiful! (Your food looks delicious, too!) Thanks for stopping by! :)

Akila @ The Road Forks said...

Kar, Congrats on making it through the first week! I just started in the beginning of June and have been really enjoying it (though my site is focused on both travel and food). I actually did the exact same thing two weeks ago - I bought about $20 worth of Target white dishes (including the very one that you bought), a piece of white foam board, and a tripod. I love my tripod!

kar said...

Akila: Your blog is beautiful! an I join you on your trip? ;)