So I get a lot of messages with recurring questions, therefore I thought I would make a page for all of you in case you want to know about what camera I use, if I have taken some sort of training in baking and/or photography etc. I hope it helps you out. 🙂
Q. Are you a full-time baker?
A. No, baking is my passion and I would love to bake and photograph full time but I still haven’t taken the full-time plunge. I work as a Social Media Strategist full-time.
Q. What camera do you use? Lens? Lights?
A. I have been using a Nikon D3300 with a 35mm 1.8 G prime lens since 2017. I recently invested in artificial light (2020), I am still figuring out how to use it.
As of July 2020 I have upgraded my setup to a Nikon 7500 & a 100mm Macro lens. I still use my 35mm prime lens.
Q. Did you learn photography? baking?
A. No, I haven’t taken professional training for either, I have just been practicing every day, hence, I learn a little every day. I derive inspiration from Pinterest, Cookbooks, my favourite Food Bloggers etc.
Q. Do you teach photography/baking?
A. As of now, I do not. But I am so humbled that I get this question very often. I believe there are a lot of things I need to master in order to actually teach both these arts. However, one tip for baking – Use a kitchen scale (SERIOUSLY) and for Photography – As corny as it sounds, you need to practice. The only way to get better at photography is by practicing. Fancy cameras or lenses don’t really make a bad looking dish look good. If the food looks amazing to the naked eye, no matter what camera you use, it’ll look good. With practice you’ll understand more about composition and food styling. Exposing yourself to beautiful food photography and understanding the styles of your favourite photographers will help you a lot. Try different angles, experiment with props, backgrounds etc. and find your style. Eventually, you’ll get the hang of it. Also, use natural light wherever possible.
Q. Where do you get your props from?
A. I keep scavenging for props all the time. It is safe to say that I am a prop freak, I usually find a lot of things on streets, online, during my travels to Kerala, I raid my relatives’ houses etc. My family knows about my craziness for props and so they let me take everything I need. (hahaha)