Thursday, October 13, 2011
Allow me to geek out for a moment
It has been my goal to one day get on a site like Foodgawker.com. I see tons of bloggers with these amazing pictures of food that looks straight out of Bon Appetit magazine and I think "I could never do that. They have amazing props, kitchen prowess, natural light and photography skills you will never possess." That's the spirit! *rolling eyes* After getting rejected a few times from them and another site, my self esteem was in the toilet and I was ready to give up. A few that I thought were good were just not in comparison, I guess. Finally, I got accepted! My homemade pineapple sauce was put up for all to gawk.
It was the first one I was truly proud of before it got accepted and now I'm even more giddy and goofy over it. I have sooo much to learn when it comes to getting it right photographing food but this gives me the boost I need to keep learning and aiming higher. When you're overweight and trying to get healthy, you're used to feeling that inferiority and that you're not good enough. It's hard to shake especially when you branch out but I'm tired of being "that girl" that never believes in herself or just assumes she will fail at everything she tries. I failed at weight loss more times than I can count but I seem to have gotten something right. So why would photography be any different? I already see major improvements from when I first started doing it and I know that as long as I continue to apply the same determination I have with my weight loss journey to something I have a passion for, like photography, then it will be a given I will succeed.
To see the picture on Foodgawker.com, click here.
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