- Before Picture of the Tiramisu
Today I usually post about Conquering Intimidating Dishes, but I wanted to share my latest obsession with you: better food photography.
I love creating wonderful things in my kitchen, and I am continually working on better ways to translate that visually here at The Tasteful Life.
I fought this for a long time and would settle for the automatic mode on my camera until I came across Helene Dujardin’s Book. I’ve always admired how Helene’s able to translate her creations into imagery on her blog Tartlette.
Helene’s book, Plate to Pixel, has helped me in ways that I honestly could not have imagined beforehand. It’s more than camera settings and lighting; food and table photography.
I finally decided I needed to take the next step and learn how to do this for my recipes, which I hope inspires you to share with your friends and family.
This week I was going to post about the Ham Terrine that we had in Aloxe-Corton at Comte Senard, but that will have to wait a bit. I’ve found myself very busy re-shooting recipes and updating the pictures throughout The Tasteful Life.
Just to give you an example of the difference it has made for me I wanted to show you a before and after of a recipe you might want to conquer!
It’s my Authentic Italian Tiramisu that is a real guest-pleaser: super smooth, creamy and delicious.
The ‘before’ picture, which is kind of embarrassing now:
What I accomplished after reading a few chapters in Plate to Pixel:
Isn’t the difference amazing? I can’t thank Helene enough. I know I still have a ton to learn, but I already feel better about my imagery, and I hope you enjoy the updates!