Archive for the ‘World’s worst photographer’ Category

photoThis is my first installment of “world’s worst photographer” posts chronicling the failures (and occasional successes) in my quest to become better at taking pictures. I have no photo-taking background and have never taken a photography class/watched a Youtube tutorial/owned a DSRL.

Much like Ash Ketchum aspires to one day become a Pokemon master, I am hoping to be a less shitty photographer.

A couple of months ago I invested in a Canon Rebel t5i entry level DSLR in hopes of taking more captivating and clear pictures. Since going full-time as a food eater/writer, I figure I may as well put my best foot forward and produce some quality photos of the dishes I am eating instead of the dark, grainy stuff that looks like Martha Stewart is taking food photos in complete darkness.

Current setup:
Canon Rebel t5i DSLR (Costco kit ~$900)
Canon Speedlite 430EX II (~$249)

Old setups:
Crappy flip phone (pre-neolithic camera technology)
Less crappy flip phone (neolithic camera technology)
Google G1 (first smartphone, sucky photos)
TMobile MyTouch 4G (sucky for photos)
Canon Powershot A4000 IS (this point-and-shoot sucked, don’t get it)
Samsung Galaxy S5 (actually takes decent photos, better than the Powershot)

(Thank you Julie for taking a photo of me taking photos of food)