Monday, January 31, 2011

Birthdays and Bananas

Photographing the world around me is one thing.

Trying to photograph food....

              in the middle of winter....

                          is proving to be a whole other ball of wax.

I need my natural light!!!

For my birthday, Daddy D got me a new flash gun and mini light box for my SLR.

Awesome gift!

He has also taken the day off of work.

Totally awesome gift!!!



My photography addiction has now been taken to the next level.


  1. Hi there Mama J!

    My name is Steve Walters and I recently started blogging at, which is currently being updated with recipes, but in the next few months will be my vehicle for covering the food and restaurant scene in Bangkok Thailand.

    I am now in the process of meeting as many food bloggers as I can and I found your site recently and was pretty impressed. I've added your site to my Foodie Blogs list here: and would also like to add you to my blogroll.

    If you could add my site to your blogroll and write back to let me know it has been added (foodie [at] I will add you to mine as well and the exchange would be greatly appreciated!

    As you might imagine I am very excited to get moved to Bangkok and get started on covering the food scene there as I feel it is an area that isn't well covered by English speaking bloggers. I plan on adding loads of great reviews, pictures and even video and will be holding contests as well. It should be fun, entertaining and informative for everyone that visits.

    Thank you so much in advance for adding me to your blogroll and I look forward to reading your posts (I've subscribed!) and maybe even featuring some of your own posts as I do plan on a weekly roundup of Thai themed recipes and posts from other food bloggers.

    Warm regards,

    P.S. If you are on Twitter I would love to have you as a follower and I follow back:

  2. Oh.. I need so many things for taking photos.. starting with decent camera :D

  3. How funny! I JUST wrote a blog about this...called UGLY Food Photos! LOL :)
    I live in Kansas and its dark by the time I can photo the food. So, what is a flash gun and where can I get one for my camera? Glad I am not the only one dealing with this! :) Tonya

  4. I think of spiders when I see this.