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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Delicious Memories

Real-life food photography at home

Labels: How To
TIPS FOR HOME-COOKED PHOTOS

1 | Pay attention to detail. Slow down. Savor the process from start to finish.

2 | Seek out great natural light in your kitchen or cooking space.

3 | Choose linens, utensils and cookware, paying attention to their colors and textures.

4 | Don't be afraid to get messy and document the messy! Cooking is a full-contact sport and you're going to get your hands dirty.

5 | Focus on the "real"—floury, messy, dirty dishes all included.

6 | Hands are also encouraged. Capturing your own hands, and the hands of those helping, can be a beautiful detail to record.

7 | Tell a story. By capturing from start to finish, you tell the story naturally.

8 | Eat and enjoy! Don't forget to document that first yummy bite or smiling faces around your table.

Kristin Zecchinelli is a mother, a wife and an artist living on the coast of Maine. You can find her writing for SHUTTER SISTERS and Paper Coterie or musing about her everyday on her personal blog, Maine Momma. Kristin is co-founder of NOW YOU Workshops. See more of her work at shuttersisters.squarespace.com.

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