Okay… it’s inevitable, Christmas Morning Facebook will be covered wall-to-wall with little Sally’s new pogo-stick and Ricky’s shiny new DSi… Christmas day will be Aunt Nancy’s crazy sweater and the iPad your special someone went into debt for… then Christmas Dinner. Right around dinner time Facebook will look something like a photo spread from Good Housekeeping Magazine’s retarded step-brother.
I’m sick of seeing picture after picture of side-dishes and perfectly browned meats… but, like I said… it is inevitable. So… if you have to do it, at least do it with some damn style!!! The New York Times has been gracious enough to lend us a few pointers from a man who makes the dining room table look like some snobby upscale NY art gallery… one Mr. Andrew Scrivani, freelance photographer for the NY Times. In his article Food Photography: How to Shoot the Holiday Table (Part 2) (Part 1 was done during Thanksgiving)… he’ll drop some juicy nuggets of wisdom into your lap regarding lighting, timing exposures, special focusing and perspective. Good for a nice short read… and absolutely necessary if you think your Pumpkin pie deserves to be your new Facebook Profile pic.
For more of Andrew Scrivani’s really amazing points of view on everyday items check out his site MakingSundaysauce.com HERE.