Fotography Friday

…Nothing like getting this in at the last possible moment…

As you may have noticed, I’ve been trying to make time for photography in my life. This hobby has a hard time competing with my love of baking. BUT, luckily this blog brings both of those hobbies together into one. I like to think that my new *in April* Nikon D40 DSLR camera has helped my food photography this year. Or just the fact that I’ve made a conscience effort to learn to take better pictures. I’ve taken a couple classes and added quite a few photography blogs to my Google Reader.

Sometime last summer, I was talking with CB (of I heart Food 4 Thought) about cameras. If I remember correctly, she posted something on her blog about cameras or food pictures… So we talked about DSLRs and food photography. Now that she has a DSLR too (a Sony A200), we were talking about trying to learn how to use these dang things without just reading the manual from cover to cover. We decided to take it in small steps and learn together.

If you recall, Steph and Amy started Photo Week which just encourages anyone to get out there and use your camera more, the idea with Fotography Friday is to actually take an advanced topic (that may or may not be available in a P&S) and dig into when the details of these advanced machines that we have. Basically, we’ll pick a topic the first Friday of the month. Then we’ll both do our own research and play around with the topic. Then we’ll post about it before the next topic is revealed. Feel free to join us on our journey. You can post on any Friday throughout the month, or every Friday during the month. Participate as much or little as you’d like. Like I said, the topics may or may not be suited for your camera, but feel free to join and take any interpretation of the topic you want.

Now that you get the idea, here’s the first topic: 

FLASH
This topic was motivated by the fact that the days are just TOO SHORT to get any food photographs with natural light (Rule #1 for food photography). I have to admit that I do try to save my baking for the weekends so I can get some good pictures in natural lighting… Or sometimes I save a couple cookies until the weekend just to get a good picture of them. Now we all know it is possible to use the flash and not have everything washed out. It’s possible and in the next month I’m determined to understand how to do it with my camera.

One other thing. I’m double dipping on this. I plan to read through my D40 manual through this blogging event so that I can mark another thing off my list before my next birthday!

If you have a topic you’d like to see in Fotography Friday, please email me.
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17 Responses to “The Power of Pink Challenge!”

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    Katie — October 1, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    OH MY GOSH JEN! This is SOOOOO perfect!!! I am making pink items for my fundraising giveaways! I’m so entering this. And if you want some free baked goods, feel free to check out my blog and email me about it! 🙂 🙂

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    CB — October 1, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    I think this is an awesome dedication to your mom and aunts. You know I’ll totally do something. I look forward to all the pinkness this month. 🙂
    /Clara

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    Kayla — October 1, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    This is a great idea and an awesome tribute to the great women in your life. I’m totally going to do this one!

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    Jen — October 1, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Thanks everyone – I can’t wait to see all the pink yumminess that will be coming this way. It’s going to be fun. And Katie – I’m emailing you right this second.

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    Megan — October 1, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    I had the girls photgraphed just last week! I hope to participate!!!

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    Jen — October 1, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Good for you Megan! Hope you can participate.

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    Yasmeen — October 9, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Thanks Jen for raising the awareness
    I can’t imagine the suffering your mom and aunts had to go thro fighting the disease. Hats off for there courage and optimism.
    I’ll sure try to send a recipe in pink.

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    Jen — October 10, 2008 at 3:04 am

    Thanks Yasmeen. Looking forward to the entry!

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    raaji — October 10, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Hi Jen,
    My firt time here….Came through yasmeen’s blog….This challenge is something that every women should be aware of and be a part of it……Good luck dear……

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    superslush — October 10, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    still trying to decide what i want to bake, but im gunna bake something!

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    Sunshinemom — October 13, 2008 at 6:32 am

    Kudos to your mom for such optimism! Since I do not use artificial food colouring you are really really challenging my skills!! Let me see whether I can come up with something:)

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    Jen — October 14, 2008 at 2:59 am

    Welcome to my blog Raaji!

    Slush – I’m sure anything you make will be delish.

    sunshinemom – there are some natural ingredients that are pink in color – goos luck finding something that you can make. I’m entering a salmon dish once I get it written up…

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    Kitchen Flavours — October 14, 2008 at 11:41 am

    I just you my entry. Please check out.

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    Nazarina A — October 17, 2008 at 1:59 am

    Even through all her pain, your Mom still had the humor to make others laugh. That just says a lot about her!!! Unselfish and a beautiful soul. Bless her heart!!

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    Ivy — October 18, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Count me in. Just found a perfect recipe I made back in summer 😉
    Thanks for raising awareness and no woman must suffer mastectomy if they know what to do.

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    Bharti — October 27, 2008 at 2:41 am

    Hi Jen
    First time here. I would’ve been stumped otherwise but i just made something pink a few days ago. Will blog it soon and send it your way. I like how you are trying to raise awareness about this..every little bit helps, good for you.

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    Carrie — October 27, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful event! I made some yummy pink whoopie pies!!

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