Some of you (who *might* still be reading) are friends with me on Facebook and I think it was there I announced that I am writing a cookbook. I have all of the recipes already-many of them are recipes from when I was a private chef last year-so that part won't be too terribly hard to pull together. It's the photos that will be difficult for me. I don't want the book to look amateurish. I'm not going to a traditional publisher but instead an online bookmaking site...so nice pictures will be imperative. So far, I have this one for my Thai Shrimp recipe:
I'm happy with it. I waited for a sunny day so I could use natural light and I set up my tripod and played with the settings on the camera. I took probably about 75 photos of this one plate from many different angles. All but about 3 of them were duds. I'm happy I got one that I like!
So that's where I am in the cookbook process. I'm compiling recipes, cooking and taking pictures. Maybe once the sun comes out in New England the pace will pick up a bit!