I don't like too many props in the frame. Frame looks crowded and cluttered. Can find the here recipe here. Camera: Nikon 5100 Picture of the day in 2012: Cup of JoePicture of the day in 2011: Squirrel on the Tree
For this theme, we look at some of the old pictures and see the improvement in our photography so far. The last picture is from week 3 of last year. I used the same subject and background that I used a year ago. I do not know how the weather was on that day but today it is a cloudy day. Looking at last year's picture, I am guessing it was a sunny day. Back then I knew my camera had a White Balance setting but did not know how to use it effectively. I always used auto WB. Now I rarely use auto WB for my food photography. I still struggle with it a bit and at times when I am not sure which settings to use, I try both sunny & cloudy setting. Today although it was cloudy, I liked the pictures with sunny WB. Since it was a cloudy day, I used card boards as reflectors to bounce back the light on to my subject. Below picture is with same setting as above with a different background.
I am late updating the blog. I am continuing my photo project this year and just like last year, I am doing project 52 weeks. I don't think I have enough motivation nor the energy to do project 365 this year. After doing it for almost 3 years, it is no longer interests me. More than the interest, project 365 needs lot of dedication, discipline and focus to stay on track. I do not want to start a project and give it up half way thru. As it is I missed last couple of weeks of my P 52 weeks last year. At least this year, I intent to be on track and reach the finish line.
This year I am doing two project 52 weeks simultaneously and also a project 12 months. The first project 52 weeks is with the same group I did last year with general themes every week. Project 12 months is with the same group with a monthly theme. We decided to have a weekly & a monthly theme to make it easy on members who have a busy schedule yet want to continue photography the project.
The second project 52 weeks is food styling 52 weeks. All the pictures in this project are only food picture. Since I more interested in food photography, I am more excited about this project than the other two.