“Back in the day” when we went to college to study nutrition, the internet, for all intents and purposes, did not exist, and there was no such thing as a blog. Today, there are well over 150 million blogs on the internet — featuring everything from food and nutrition to fitness and crafts — filled with countless (and we mean countless) photographs. Food photography wasn’t a required class when we became registered dietitians, but as food bloggers, it’s certainly a skill we need to know today.
Gary Tardiff is a professional food photographer (he’s the man wedged here between The Meal Makeover Moms), and he recently stopped by to share his best pointers for taking beautiful food photos. Gary’s wife, food stylist Kelly Upson , introduced us, and Gary couldn’t resist the offer to help two newbie dietitian photographers learn some of the tricks to his trade: composition, lighting, exposure, white balance. On this week’s Cooking with the Moms podcast, Gary serves up some of his expertise and food photography wisdom. By the way, in case you’re wondering, we use a Canon Rebel XSi digital camera with a 60mm macro lens.