Food photos are in. At Feast last weekend, the three ladies sitting next to us all whipped out their cameras and started taking close-up shots of the food. So I did not feel so strange when I pulled out my camera to do the same thing.
I am amazed at some of the photography on the local food blogs. Especially Tasty Bits (Misha's site) and She Eats. Compared to them, my food photos stink. But I'm working on it. Misha has offered me some much-needed help.
Plus, today I discovered a setting on my little Olympus camera called "cuisine." No joke. Apparently, it boosts saturation, sharpness, and contrast especially for close-ups of food.
So compare my lousy photos posted earlier today, to this very cool close-up of green curry from Asia Market, taken in Olympus "cuisine" mode:
By the way, that green and white oval thing on the left is a Thai eggplant. This outrageously spicy curry may be my favorite dish of many amazing dishes at Asia Market.
Doesn't it look great?