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Depth of field for food photography

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A great food photography should make you so hungry that you want to eat the photo in front of you.  Depth of field is the distance from the closest point to your eye that appears in focus to the farthest point away from your eye that still seems to be in focus.

Photographers tends to use a shallow depth of field to draw the eye to a specific part of the photo (usually the main piece of food or part of it). Occasionally however, you might wish to close the aperture of your camera to capture a deeper depth of field. Both can work, depends on your style or what the client wants.

At the begging of food photography, images were shot with infinite focus. In the last 15-20 years, food photographers choose to have softer images with only one small piece of the subject sharp.

DOF (depth of field) is a combination…

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Classic Christmas Cookies

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Growing up in Canada, these two cookies were Christmas staples. My grandmother always made haystacks, and everybody’s mom had a version of shortbread she swore by. I loved the shortbread made with icing sugar because those cookies tended to just dissolve in your mouth. Another bonus is that these two recipes are ridiculously easy to make; because who wants to be a slave to the kitchen during the holidays?
Here are the links to these classics:
Haystacks
Shortbread