Pimp My Kitchen: SLR Food Porn

by Rachel on March 3, 2010

So I didn’t mention this yet, because I was afraid to like, cure something (I don’t know?) but I blew my wad — aka savings — on something I’ve been wanting for a long time: a new camera.

After a lot of debate and research, I chose a Nikon digital SLR off Amazon, held my breath as I clicked “buy,” and then waited all day today for the UPS man to come. I was so excited when he handed me the box, I nearly made out with him.

A lot of my friends couldn’t understand why I was so excited. I mean….it’s just a camera, right?

I ripped into it and debriefed myself so I could take the first pic. I shot the first thing in front of me: my Blackberry.

As you can see, it is not just a camera.

It is fabulous and it is blowing my mind!

Of course, the first thing I wanted to do was shoot food pics. But wouldn’t you know it arrived right after I was done cooking and making lunch?

But I did turn my afternoon snack into a legit photo shoot…

And then it was time to document taco night…

If that doesn’t make you want to eat healthy, colorful foods…I don’t think I can help you. Nor am I sure I want to.

After dinner I started working on a batch of cookies which means I had Betty going and the camera going at the same time. And I was making the most buttery, lemony cookie dough I’ve ever experienced. One hand in dough and the other on a piece of technology? That’s me in my element.

The funny thing is, these pictures are pretty incredible quality — yet I’ve barely read the manual and learned how to really use it. It’s just that good on its own; I’m so excited to see how much better it will get when I become a better photographer. Or pornographer. At this point, I’m not even sure.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dori March 3, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Yay I had no idea you were getting a camera! The picture of the BlackBerry is the most gorgeous of your pics today, how funny! I love how the background fades away and the BlackBerry is the focus. And YUM Mexican dinner. Looks beautiful as well. Can’t wait to see more pictures!
.-= Dori´s last blog ..Never Say “I Can’t” =-.

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2 Rachel March 3, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Eeee I know, it was a secret! But really my BB is my true love anyway haha…a day without BB or food…I don’t even know what I’d choose!!

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3 Angela @ A Healthy Fit March 3, 2010 at 8:56 pm

I got my first SLR not long ago and I am addicted to taking pictures with it. I don’t know how I survived with a point and shoot before.
.-= Angela @ A Healthy Fit´s last blog ..If I didn’t already love hummus enough =-.

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4 Rosa March 3, 2010 at 10:09 pm

I love my Nikon D80. It has improved my photography tremendously. Have fun!
.-= Rosa´s last blog ..A Trip Down Memory Lane . . . =-.

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5 amanda March 3, 2010 at 10:23 pm

Love the pics!! BTW, I have an avocado calling my name for tomorrow. :)
.-= amanda´s last blog ..Food Porn =-.

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6 Melissa (It's a Veggieful Life) March 3, 2010 at 10:57 pm

I want it so bad! The camera, I mean! :) I’ve had an SLR camera in my amazon shopping cart for weeks and I seriously have to click buy soon!
.-= Melissa (It’s a Veggieful Life)´s last blog ..I Like Meat. There, I’ve Said It! =-.

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7 Rachel March 3, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Melissa everyone keeps saying that! Too funny! Everyone’s afraid to click buy!! (I was too!)

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8 Sheena March 3, 2010 at 11:35 pm

omg I want a SLR so badly!!! Have fun with it :)

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9 katie March 3, 2010 at 11:48 pm

I loooove my Nikon SLR! However, I almost never take it outside because I am always afraid of the rain/snow etc. Very excited for nice weather. What lens option did you go for?

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10 Kat March 4, 2010 at 11:28 am

Thank you for buying yours and making me jealous enough to finally hit the “checkout” button. I’m gonna hang a sock on my bedroom door this weekend because me and my new baby will need to engage in some alone time.
.-= Kat´s last blog ..My cheeks hurt =-.

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11 Crystal March 4, 2010 at 11:30 am

Whoa, big spender! ;) But obviously it is worth it because you are already enjoying it so much. Your post reminded me that I have an avocado waiting for me, too!
.-= Crystal´s last blog ..Running Progress, Day 2 =-.

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