Gluten-Free Biscuits on my Birthday
By Alison Stripling on August 22, 2014
Did you miss it? It was my birthday yesterday.
It kinda sucks having a birthday on a Monday...so much to do, so little time to celebrate.
I did, however, get breakfast in bed yesterday morning compliments of my oldest daughter.
Hot coffee just the way I like it, birthday cards from the kids, and yummy gluten-free waffles. Well, I only had one waffle because my daughter only made one batch of waffles and there's six of us in the family. Everybody normally only gets ONE of anything.
I got lucky this time.
Sometimes I only get HALF of anything.
I can't claim that this is a gluten-free recipe that we created. The directions were on the bag of Pamela gluten-free pancake mix. Simple. Done. And best of all, we can make all kids of gluten-free goodness with the mix.
But here is my REAL take-away...
Could I take quality food blog photos with my iPhone?
I'm working on comparing iPhone photos with my Nikon photos. It's a fun experiment because I feel like I'm an iPhoneography expert (is there such thing??) because I use my smartphone camera just about everyday. But I don't have that much experience with my Nikon.
I've used my Nikon for outside shots of the kids at the park and close-up shots at home, but I haven't experimented with food photography before. Until now.
I was reading a fabulous food photography ebook by Lindsay Ostrom of Pinch of Yum (affiliate link below) I was trying to do exactly what she does with her food blog.
Riiight. Her pictures are so PRETTY.
It all started with her talking about the nitty-gritty of the specifications of the camera. It was a nightmare. She was talking about aperture, shutterspeed, and ISO. I didn't know where to find those features on my camera, so I had to consult the internet. This was intensive research. Phew.
I have an older model Nikon D60 and apparently it's really old. Not much documentation on it. Plus, when I was searching, I searched for the lens (DX) instead of the camera body name D60. Such a rookie!
The ebook was terrific...I just had to take two steps back to go one step forward.
That's okay. I enjoyed the gluten-free biscuits that my daughter made for me! I slathered one of them in butter (not pictured!) just to see if I could get a good picture of the butter melting on top of the warm biscuit. It's not pictured because I took too long setting up my Nikon camera to do it and the butter disappeared into the biscuit. It's a rookie maneuver. But it sure was delicious!
So, voila! This is my happy birthday gluten-free biscuits on my birthday.
Oh, and yes, I took the featured picture with my iPhone. Do you like it? Please leave a comment. :)
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