White Chocolate Chunk-Macadamia Cookies

Another day off, another day of baking. I find it kind of ironic that I use my days off from work, which is where I go to bake all day and get paid, to just bake at home instead and not get paid. I guess that’s when you know you love it? Or maybe it’s an unhealthy obsession? Who knows, but my family doesn’t have a problem with it. They say they do, like stop making so many sweets, but I know they love my cookies :).

Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes

Today I had another day off from work, and I had two things I wanted to do. One was to bake, as always. But, the other thing I wanted to do was to take that baked good and take better quality, more professional pictures of it. One of the most essential things to an online baking blog is the photography. I may be the best baker in the world, but since you all aren’t actually eating what I make (maybe some of you are), the only way I can portray that is through my photographs, and therefore I am trying to improve.

It is a long process and takes a lot of practice, so this is just the beginning, but I still think I did better than usual with my pictures today. I also put the camera on complete manual mode, including manual focus. It’s not as scary as I thought it would be. In fact, it’s kinda cool because you have complete control over what your photos are going to look like. So now I am going to be using all natural lighting, which means a slow shutter speed on cloudy days and a high shutter speed on sunny days. So far shutter speed is one of the only things I’ve really started to nail down. I’m still kind of confused as to what aperture even is, but I’ll get there, hopefully. Let me know what you think of my improved (?) pictures!