Mouthwatering Photography

Photo by Penny De Los Santos via National Geographic

Food is one of the greatest commodities of the world. Not only can a single bite provide you with nutrition, but it can also transport you into exotic cultural experiences and timeless traditions! Fascinating!

Okay, I’m no food expert, but I certainly know my way around a kitchen table, refrigerator, grocery store, restaurant menu, etc. So combine that enthusiasm for eating with my passion for photography and you have a dinner guest that won’t touch her meal until she exhausts every possible camera angle of her plate. And thanks to applications like Instagram, the world just begs me to share my culinary adventures.

Maybe it’s my obsession with Julia Child, or maybe it’s the fact that I pretend I’m on Food Network’s show Chopped every time I cook, but I know deep down that food and I have a real connection. Food tells a story. Food is my soulmate.

Homemade Cajun chicken avocado sandwich. Image copyright Carla Ramirez.

My advice: try to capture the best feature(s) of your tasty subject. For instance, with this photo I tried to highlight the many layers of my sandwich. If the picture makes you hungry, chances are your audience will be too.

And now, I invite you to feast your eyes upon National Geographic’s presentation for tips on photographing food like a pro.

Bon appétit!

P.S. Just for fun:

How to Take Landscape Photos

Hey fellow adventurers, if you’re like me and love taking pictures of trees, horizons, and things of that nature (see what I did there?) then check out the link below for some interesting photography tips from National Geographic. I thought it gave some pretty good insight into capturing nature at its finest.

Photo Gallery: How to Take Landscape Photos — National Geographic.

Ugly Modeling: Characters Welcome

The name seems pretty straightforward, but Ugly Modeling Agency goes beyond the prejudice of unusual appearances and strives to make the most out of fascinating personalities. National Geographic is pretty reliable for thinking out-of-the-box when it comes to content, and their series Taboo is no exception. The show itself is based on the weirdly-acceptable lifestyles of certain cultures, and does its best to bewilder viewers.

I, for one, embrace the series in all its strangeness and applaud National Geographic for taking audiences outside of their comfort zone.

Check out Taboo and more videos at the National Geographic YouTube channel.