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It’s in the light

by Meghann on January 12, 2012

Lunchtime meals are easy to photograph.


There’s plenty of natural light, plenty of colors, and the food just looks so good.

(Especially when it’s a tempeh, pumpkin butter, goat cheese, and arugula sandwich with a side of cherry tomatoes and carrots – YUM!)


Snacks are ok to photograph.


Of course, it doesn’t help when you try to take the photo in a dark parking garage on your way home because you’re too hungry to find better light. ;)

But, dinner? Dinner?! It’s just plain awful.


No amount of photoshopping could save my attempt at photographing tonight’s chicken fried rice. Dear 7:00pm sunshine, I miss you.


Despite the lack of creativity in photos, this meal was good.

Derek and I spent the early evening playing with our niece, so dinner was quick and easy once we got home. I immediately started cooking the chicken and veggies (carrot, broccoli, and corn) in a pan while a bag of Steamfresh brown rice ‘steamed’ in the microwave. So many minutes later, I added the rice to the pan, cracked an egg, and doused everything with sesame oil and soy sauce. Done and done.

I’ve sort of become addicted to steam-in-a-bag frozen veggies and brown rice. They just make life so easy and taste almost as fresh as the real stuff. Don’t knock it until you try it!

No comments for my dessert photography.


That Reeses was staring at me for too long and I have a one track mind. :)

What’s your favorite meal short cut? I can’t tell you the last time I spent 20 minutes making rice. Steam-in-a-bag rice all the way!!!

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