Do you take all your own photos?
Yes! All photos are my own unless specified otherwise. When I started the blog I knew nothing about food photography, hence, some cringe worthy photos. But, I leave them up so I can see the progress I make with my photography. The more pictures I take, the more I learn.
What kind of Camera do you use?
When I started the blog I used a Canon point and shoot. In December 2010 I started using a Canon T1i . At the moment, I mainly shoot with a Canon 50mm f/1.8 Lens. It’s inexpensive (as far as lenses go), and takes great food photos.
I only shoot in natural light. I typically shoot tethered to my computer, in order to have a better indication of what the photo will look like. Photos almost always look different on the tiny screen. Sometimes I shoot with a tripod when I’m not feeling lazy. I edit my photos with Lightroom.
Do you have any photography tips?
I’m in no way an expert…but there are few things I’ve learned along the way. You don’t need a fancy camera to take good pictures, but it helps. But remember, having a fancy camera doesn’t mean you will have great pictures. I think a point and shoot is great, and a good place to start.
The main thing I can recommend is taking pictures in natural light, with no flash. Make it look pretty. And most of all, practice, practise, practice!
Do you eat everything you make?
Yes, of coarse! I will only share recipes of foods that I thought were great, and worth sharing. I wouldn’t share anything I wouldn’t eat myself or serve to my family and friends.
Can I post one of your recipes on my blog/website?
Yes! I do ask that you do rewrite the directions in your own words and use your own photograph. Please be kind and give credit and a link back to my blog. You don’t have to link back to the original post, but it is appreciated.
Can I use one of your photos?
That depends. Please contact me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for any use of photos. Any usage granted must be accompanied by proper attribution (a link to the recipe on Portuguese Girl Cooks, and a photo credit). Please note that all photos are Copyright.
Can I contact you?
Of course! If you have a question about a particular recipe, leave it in the comments section of that post. I tend to answer those quicker, plus, another reader may have the same question, and can benefit from the question. Otherwise you can find me on Twitter, Facebook (less often), or by e-mail.