BLT (The L stands for LOVE)

I keep saying summer isn’t over yet, and this sandwich is proof. I dined on this delicious BLT Saturday night for dinner during a little weekend getaway, and, well, YUM. That’s a yellow Brandywine tomato, picked that morning from my yard. And bacon. Yum.

Thank you to my lovely hosts and my wonderful traveling companion!

This little bundle of goodness serves a few other roles today. It’s my Best Shot Monday, and you know where to go for more of that.

Also, photo website Beyond Megapixels is doing a little giveaway when you post a photo tip between now and Friday, September 26.

So here’s today’s tip: Food Photography

Photographing food has a lot to do with the dish you’re photographing and less to do with the photography, I think. Or maybe another way to say it is that it’s hard to make something yummy look bad.

But since I need to add a tip to make this a legit contest entry, here you go:

Turn off the flash and get close if you want to improve your food photos. Use a fast lens (the popular 50mm 1.8 is cheap and great for food photos), dial up the ISO if you must, fill the frame and start shooting. If you’re shooting indoors at night, a tripod or something to stabilize your camera is a good idea.

Yum. Got a photo tip to share for a chance at a $50 gift card? Post it over at Beyond Megapixels this week.

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10 Responses to “BLT (The L stands for LOVE)”

  1. Tanya Says:

    I NEED a BLT. NOW!!!!!! 🙂

  2. Jaimee Says:

    Mmmmmm….that looks scrumptious!!!

  3. Sara Says:

    So… do you deliver those sandwiches? Because I got to tell you, you could make a killing at my house alone! Thanks for sharing the picture, and for increasing bacon sales for the next three days.

  4. Lisa Says:

    Awesome. Thanks for joining, Anna! No thanks for making me crave a BLT though. To think I just ate. Hah.

  5. B. Says:

    Yum!

  6. Katy Says:

    must have bacon

  7. Stacy Says:

    mmmmm…yummy! I think another thing you could add to your food tip is shoot it on a white plate. our dark blue plates don’t make food look all that appetizing, but put it on the “for guests only white plates” then it looks instantly fabulous!

  8. Maya Says:

    This is making me hungry!

  9. Christina Says:

    Yummy, yummy! Food photography is one thing I’m not good at….not that I’ve really tried that much. Hmmm, maybe I’ll have to give it another shot!

  10. Maggie Says:

    Oh yum! Now I must go find some bacon and tomato for my own BLT. YUM!

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