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Apple Sourdough Pancakes

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Neo-Homesteading

Apple Sourdough Pancakes

 


 



 


Recently I've been on a mission to really try and improve my food photography. Although I make sourdough pancakes quite often i decided to really take a stab at re-vamping my original post. The recipe is still pretty much identical however this time I topped each pancake with some diced lightly seasoned apples. They really reminded me of traditional german Apple kuchen. They came out delicious and perfectly fluffy. We topped some with home made blueberry and cherry compote and I also caramelized some bananas. 


Link to recipe : http://neo-homesteading.blogspot.com/2010/10/sourdough-pancakes-revisit-and-foodie.html

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ehanner

Your Apple Pancakes look good to me. I think your image would be more compelling if you let the focus point become the object you most want to show off. In this case, the apple toppings. It's a subtle thing. Try lowering your camera angle some so you have a depth of field where some of the image is more in focus. Shooting on a white plate is difficult also. You need highlights. Maybe a closer zoom would help.


Eric

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Neo-Homesteading

I purchased close up filter lenses but my camera wont auto focus unless i'm within inches of the plate, I keep getting mixed opinion on whether I should be close to the food or further back. I get "over exposed and lighting" issues primarily. My house is wicked dark so I have to use work lamps and a miniature photo studio. Maybe take the picture from further away without the filter and crop so the camera focuses better on its own? 


I'm basing the critique I get mostly off of a picture posting websites response.(foodgawker) Other feed back is "under or over exposed" and "dull or unsharp" I cant tell if its because all of the photos on that site are resized to 250 pixels square or if its my photos are just not what they want entirely.


I'm obviously a home cook taking pictures but I'm really just trying to understand a little better. Thanks so much for your input!