I’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions. If you’ve got one that’s not on the list, shoot me a message on the Contact page.
What camera / gear do you use?
All of the images on this site were taken by me. I’ve always been a Canon girl. During the early days of digital, they were always ahead of any other brand. I currently use a Canon EOS 60D, which has been my trusty sidekick for a few years now. If you’re a Nikon lover, the equivalent to the Canon 60D is the Nikon D7000.
If I was going to buy a new camera, I’d go for the Canon EOS 6D. It’s just a little more expensive than what I paid for the 60D some years ago, but worth it in my opinion.
Lenses are a huge factor when doing any kind of photography. Generally speaking, the more you spend on a lens, the better a lens you’ll get. That’s not to say you should go and spend thousands of dollars on lenses. I tried the Canon 40mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens ($150) out and found it actually did a pretty good job. That’s my go-to lens for most things related to this site. I also use the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 ($339) and the Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro Lens ($275-$480).
Do you take all of your own photos?
Yes. All photos are taken by myself, unless otherwise noted.
What is your photography setup?
I use both natural and artificial light. My kitchen has a lot of light in the mornings so when it’s possible, I try to use natural light. However, I’m really not a morning person so this isn’t possible a lot of the time. I have one Elinchrom D-Lite 400WS Strobe Head that has way more than enough power for what I need in the afternoons/evenings. It’s also really handy that it’s a self-contained strobe as opposed to a studio setup with a huge power pack. The self-contained strobes plug directly into the power outlet.
Can I use one of your pictures?
This is determined on a case-by-case basis. Send me a message on the Contact page and let me know what you’d like to use it for and we can discuss it further.
Can I use your recipes on my blog?
Legally speaking, recipes aren’t copyright. By recipes, I mean the list of ingredients that go into making something. So yes, feel free to use the recipe. However, the directions, notes and photographs are copyright. You should re-write the directions and notes and use your own photos. Also, links back to the original post are appreciated.
Can I send you a product to review/giveaway?
If you have a product that is relevant, send me a message on the Contact page. There’s no guarantee that I’ll use it, write about it or photograph it, but if I like it and it’s relevant there’s a better chance that I will.