Hey guys! I feel weird saying Happy Hump Day since it’s my first day actually going to work this week (gotta love that crazy Chicago wind). Some of my favorite people have been posting lately about the ethics of editing photos, and how even unintentionally we can change the appearance of reality.
Since What I ate Wednesday is supposed to be a day free of judgement (as long as you eat your veggies!) I decided it would be a perfect time to share some photos with you that highlight my personal reality.
By no means are my photos perfect, but even I can see the difference between a photo taken on my phone, with poor lighting, and smeared dishes as compared to one that I’ve staged for shooting with my camera and corrected the lighting on.
Today I’m posting both, side by side, because it’s time to keep it real. Though I personally love seeing everyone’s beautifully edited photos (and I probably wouldn’t be as inclined to try a recipe if the picture DIDN’T look good) I think it’s just as important to see how people eat day to day.
So there you have it, a rundown of pictures that are “blog-worthy” and their realistic partners. Still a delicious day of eats, with veggies and butter and cheese and tea, just a little extra bite of reality for you.
What’s your thought on editing food photos? How far is too far (or is there a limit)?