Any good food (recipe) blog has three essential elements:
1. Decent writing.
2. Good recipes.
And the bane of this blog's existence,
3. Drool-worthy photos.
I am so not a photographer, but I never knew quite how much skill I lacked until I started blogging.
With the help of online tutorials and guidance in the form of Foodgawker rejections, my skills have gone from nonexistent to adequate, but photos definitely remain the "work" of this food-blogging hobby.
Case in point? For a recent post on MotherEarthNews.com, I scrolled through 65 sticky toffee pudding photos over and over for two days of toddler naps, narrowing them down little by little until I finally shrugged my shoulders and went for what I hoped was a winning closeup.
Not sure if I picked the best one, but, boy, did I get hungry in the process.
Here are a few of the finalists that didn't make the cut.
If you found those at all drool-inducing, be sure to grab the Sticky Toffee Pudding recipe from Mother Earth News, and feel free to let me know if you think I picked the glamour shot.