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Fresh Peas in the Pod

When I started publishing my blog as a hobby years ago, I had almost zero time to spend on making photos with my point-and-shoot camera, a Canon Powershot.

I was a busy mom, and it was enough trouble to take a quick snap of a finished recipe at dinner time without my young kids wailing they were HUNGRY, mere seconds before we sat down to eat the food.

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I relied on a few simple strategies: using a mini Ultrapod tabletop tripod and setting the timer on the camera so it wouldn’t shake in my hands during the long exposure in my too-dark kitchen.

I shied away from exploring the manual mode on my camera, let alone stopping to consider the singular, magical element of photography: Light.

Roasted Asparagus in Vinaigrette

There was a point somewhere along the line when I stopped using the flash, but that was the extent of it. And I was someone who had at one point during college majored in photography!!

I’m still a busy working mom, but my kids have grown into young adults.  I’m grateful to have more time to dedicate to making better images. It’s an evolution of learning, a full-blown passion and part-time job, right up there next to the one for food.

I’ve found so much useful information on blogs, online tutorials like Creative Live and workshops dedicated to photography and food styling.

I use natural daylight in my home studio and a simple white bounce card.

Can I publish your photos and/or recipes on my blog/website?

If you’d like to use one of my photos to promote my blog or to use on your website, you may do so, but please link back to the page where you found it on Familystyle Food.

Do not republish the recipe anywhere else without my permission.

My photos and recipes are copyrighted material and may not published anywhere else without express permission from me.

If you have any questions, get in touch with me my email: Karen (at)