The truth is I am not a kitchen junkie. I am a person who loves to eat, but do not know how to cook except for the very basic like steamed rice, eggs, etc., which I have learned since childhood because we grew up without house helpers.
But on the 4th quarter of last year, after a twist of event and with determination to learn how to bake goodies for my kids and their father, I decided to learn the art of baking. I bought a small electric oven (using my BDO reward points) and few baking essentials + tutorials from the internet, the journey started.
With all the preservatives, etc. that are found in processed foods these days; we already do not know which ones are healthy, which ones are not. Hence, the more I am determined to learn how to make yummy snacks, especially for my kids, that way I am sure of the ingredients I am using.
In my six months of this so called baking adventure, I already tried a few of the recipes I found online. I also watch tutorials from the YouTube and learned the basics, read and asked two of my colleagues here who are also baking and experimenting. Some were posted on my Instagram, and some on other blog. This time around I wanted to share what I have made here in my photoblog, because I also want to learn the art of food photography.
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I think it was last month, when I saw a post on Mommy Bloggers Philippines’ FB page that Ms. Joy Gurtiza of www.JoyBites.com will be sharing a series of photography tutorials on “how to take blog worthy photos”, I immediately signed up and received 3 series of newsletters that I have found very helpful.
I have a DSLR, but frankly speaking, I do not know to use it at its full potential, I always rely on the basics and set the dial at “P”, take photos without considering the light, settings, etc. I always wanted to learn photography, but because I am also a corporate employee, a mother of two, a wife, etc., my time is already filled up. Hence, looking for that extra time is difficult.
Eventhough, how difficult it may be, I think soon when all are in place I can do the tweaking of the gadget and start taking blog worthy photos.
Actually, I already started, using my baking experiment results as my subjects and soon, with the pointers from the Mommy Joy’s newsletters I can do better in the future.
So, stick around and from time to time I’ll be posting my baking adventure + photography adventure here at www.photosbyjanuary.com.
Watch out for it!