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If I’m lucky and my photos turn out just right I’m sometimes featured on some of these sites:
Tastespotting

Foodgawker

Tasteologie

When I need some foodie inspiration:

Mark’s Daily Apple
Elana’s Pantry
Fresh and Foodie
Love and Olive Oil
Madame Fromage
David Lebovitz
Smitten Kitchen


…Or check out my recipe boards on Pinterest! Healthy or Indulgent?

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  1. May 26, 2011 9:31 pm

    You and I must be the same person. 🙂 I love that your mom edits your posts. Same goes for me. I just can’t catch my own grammatical errors. Nowadays I’m the one that cooks and mom’s the one that feasts. I wonder if the same will be true with my child some day? And, like you, I love to pour through recipes and these blogs to get my inspiration. Go food! 🙂

  2. maidelle permalink
    December 6, 2011 10:47 am

    Hi, I want to contact you about your site but there is no contact link! Please let me know the best way to get in touch. Thanks!

    • December 6, 2011 11:19 am

      there’s a link to my twitter you can direct message me through there.

  3. December 11, 2011 11:42 pm

    Allison, I love your site. I’m also a healthy food enthusiast and am always trying to come up with ways to “clean up” favorite recipes to make them healthy. Look forward to trying some of your creations! 🙂

  4. madeleine permalink
    February 20, 2013 12:14 pm

    Hi there!

    I’m an Associate Editor for the Taste and Food sections of The Huffington Post.

    We’re doing a roundup of no-bake cookie recipes, and would love to feature yours! We will include a photo from your blog, and a link to your recipe, but not the recipe itself. Please let me know if this is okay with you!

    Best,

    Madeleine

    • February 20, 2013 1:31 pm

      Hi Madeleine,
      I am definitely okay with you linking to my recipe/featuring my photo! Which recipe were you thinking of using? Very excited you reached out to me, can’t wait to see the rest of the round-up.
      Thanks again!
      Allison

  5. March 22, 2013 10:07 pm

    It’s a very nice blog you have. Very impressed with some of the photos too! 🙂

    Alessandro

  6. September 13, 2013 10:45 am

    Hi Allison, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. Hope you’ll like it!
    http://mimisme.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/liebster-award/

  7. January 29, 2014 4:45 pm

    Hi Allison,
    I have just started my blog, and really noticed your great photography. I would love to ask you a few questions, in particular about you photography methods and tips and tricks, maybe pick your brain a bit. Could you message me and maybe we can have a chance to talk via email?
    Look forward to hearing from you!
    Steph

    • January 29, 2014 5:05 pm

      Hi Steph,
      Thanks! While I don’t consider myself even close to a pro, I’d be happy to offer you some advice. The one thing I rely heavily on is my lighting. My house doesn’t get very good natural light so I usually set up a sort of light box using white board and the Lowel EGO tabletop fluorescent light, which does a decent job at mimicking natural light. It helps to try not pointing the light directly at the food, trying to bounce it off the white board, or softening it by covering the lamp with some parchment or tissue paper.

      Also, 99% of the time, I shoot on Manual mode, always turn on macro, have a wide aperture (low f-stop number) for shallow depth of field (which makes the background objects blurry), and use a tripod and timer to make sure my photos come out clear. Aside from these settings, I usually don’t play with too much and keep it pretty simple. I use photoshop to adjust color and levels but try to avoid overdoing it.

      I hope this is helpful to get you started! But don’t feel overwhelmed! This has been a constant learning experience for me and continues to be (please, see what I mean if you visit my first posts, yikes!). Even these days, if I’m too busy to do a whole photo set-up, if its light outside I sometimes just use my iPhone and the sunlight in my backyard to snap some quick shots that have turned out pretty nicely. So, you don’t even need a fancy camera or equipment. Its all about the food, the lighting, and a steady surface.

      🙂

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