Tag Archives: kitchen

Playing with Pinterest

I have been doing some research on how to make pins more favourable on Pinterest. One recommendation is to make them long to get more repins. I was stumped on how to do this– besides taking a picture vertically! One blog suggested Pic Monkey. It is a free site where you can upload and edit your photographs. I have only just started playing with it, but here is what I have found so far.

PicMonkey Collage2

I believe Pic Collage offers many of the same features as the above pin. The main thing I wanted to do was create long pins. I was not able to achieve this is Pic Collage (although I am not an expert); but had success in Pic Monkey.

PicMonkey Collage3

I also had some fun with the text/font features and filters.

PicMonkey Collage7

Raising money for charity. Check out our events page to see what we’re doing!

Advertisements

Fun in the Kitchen!

This weekend I spent a lot of time in the kitchen. Thought I would make the most of it by keeping my camera handy! Lately I have been reading a lot of food blogs about photography; hoping to step up my game. I am happy to say I am proud of my work so far this weekend!  So far… because I am hoping I will have time to do more!

IMG_4150

When I woke up this morning I knew the lighting was right in my kitchen (natural from the windows)– I’ve always had a sense about lighting and photographs. What stumped me in the past was how to take full advantage of this lighting when inside a building. I had found that sometimes the way the food lays on the counter is not the most favourable location. After reading some food blogs I have learned that it is okay to move the food! I was given ideas such as take the food to another room, put it directly in front of the window, etc. This is exactly what I did for some shots.

IMG_4173

IMG_4154

Thinking ahead, I was also trying to take shots that would lead to nice looking pins. (More about playing with pins in a future post). I took some photos that I wouldn’t usually take. For example, I took a shot of the recipe book I was using.

IMG_4163

I look forward to sharing more about my food prep this weekend; hope you enjoy reading!

IMG_4191 IMG_4176 IMG_4168

As always, my ultimate goal is to raise money for charity. Please see my events page to see which charity we’re raising money for this month.