All posts tagged: Photo Styling

A Photo Prop for my Daughter

My daughter Beth is a food writer. She got the food writing itch when she was a sophomore at the University of Alabama and developed an interest in baked goods, specifically, desserts. She launched her first blog and named it the Collegiate Baker. The idea was to document learning to bake using the somewhat run-down appliances that came with her dorm and later, her off-campus apartment. Upon graduation, she had to leave the college theme behind and started her current blog, Bethcakes. One of the important skills when writing a food blog is styling photos. Beth learned that along with a luscious recipe, she needed equally luscious photos of the things she baked. Props are very important when styling photos – plates, silverware, etc. A key prop is the table on which her photos are taken. Natural light is very desirable when snapping photos of tasty treats, so basically she has to use the kitchen table since it sits adjacent to a large bay window. The kitchen table is a dark stained oak, basic stuff; …