I recently purchased a couple of new lenses – a “nifty fifty” prime lens and a 35mm wide angle lens. I’m having a lot of fun finding ways to use them in every day life as well as for portraits. Have an aperture that goes down to f1.8 has been a great new experience!
I wasn’t so sure how these would bake up when I was pouring them into the pepper halves. But wow, I was worried for nothing! These baked perfectly and are addictive too. I ate nearly two whole peppers after they cooled off. And more for lunch the next day!
You could use any recipe for the cornbread – whatever your favorite is. I took the easy road and used a box of Jiffy cornbread!
Choose your peppers wisely – they should be shaped and cut so that they can stand on their own and hold batter well.
We ate them as a side with tacos. I think they’d be good at a cookout with grilled chicken or with soup/chili/jambalya. All alone. Whatever floats your boat.
Tonight’s lesson is about framing inside of the camera. This is not really a new concept, I always do this. Rarely do I crop during PP unless I just couldn’t get close while shooting. What I liked about this assignment though was the chance to not care so much about what the food was and really focus on the layout of the photo.
It was nice to think about the composition objectively. Not worry about making the food look good to show off a recipe, but to just think about how this bowl of cereal could look its best. Maybe that sounds silly now that I see it written out. But the process in my head felt different.
It helps too that I’m not worried about my dinner getting cold while I try to get a good photo!
Tonight’s lesson — Depth of Field
Although the next shot doesn’t represent DOF per se, I thought it looked, ya know, good enough to eat!
This brownie recipe came out of a Star Wars cookbook and I have to thank my (now) 13 year old for baking them up the first time – when he was just 11. Now its my go-to brownie! I’ll share my spin on the recipe soon.