Let me tell you a little something about myself. I'm a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and it's safe to assume that there were no Photography 101 or related subjects included in the curriculum back then. I have no formal or informal training about the basics of food photography, or generally photography itself. Growing up, I developed the habit of taking lots of pictures like most people do. Pictures with family, friends, special events, and the mandatory self portraits. I was snapping pictures one after the other but I did not bother checking the aesthetics.
Truth be told I was a horrible food photographer back then, I knew nothing that there was such a thing as bad lighting, finding a good angle, and other tricks that results to those salivating photos we often see in top food blogs, recipe books, or magazines. To me, every photo was great already, that was until I bought my Canon Ixus 90 IS.
I couldn't help but compare my old Motorola L6 shots with the photos I took using my point and shoot digital camera. The lighting was better, the food looked more appealing and everything seemed a 100% better. Of course I know good photography doesn't just happen just because you have a trusty digital camera or SLR. My food photos were still sometimes unappetizing, and off, but as time passed by I exerted more effort in taking photos, and if I may boost myself up a little, I think I've improved. to prove that I'll post some samples here for you to compare. Don't just take my word for it, I want you guys to be the critic.