Outside cooking and nutrition, I also have a new passion for photography and food styling. I am grateful that this space allows me to express my creativity both in the kitchen and behind the camera.
I style and shoot all the photos you’re seeing here from my kitchen and tiny office/studio space. I shoot mostly in natural light, but have had to play around with lighting because Canadian winters are long and it gets dark early for about 5 months out of the year. I’ve gradually developed my photography skills with time by using a variety of devices. I started with my iPhone 4, then moved on to an iPhone 5, and most recently to an iPhone 7. During that time, I also started playing around with my husband’s Sony camera, but I quickly borrowed my mother-in-law’s Sony NEX camera for a year and a half because I found it easier to use than my husband’s. When I upgraded to an iPhone 7, I also bought an OverHead Pro tripod with arm so that I could shoot some good quality overhead videos. I use basic elements in Photoshop and most recently started using Lightroom to edit my pictures, but I’m always learning.
Here’s what I now use:
Sony A 7ii full frame
Manfrotto 290 tripod
Here are just a few books, videos, films, documentaries that I’ve read/seen and that I recommend.
I really like Michael Pollan’s simple philosophy about eating, and have read a few of his books below.
- The Omnivore’s Dilemma — I highly recommend this book. It will change your world. No joke.
- In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto — his most popular book
- Cooked — his latest book, talking about the history of cooking and what it means to us, throughout time and various cultures. I haven’t finished reading it yet, but it’s great.
- Food Inc.
- Hungry for Change
- Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead
- The World According to Monsanto