I’ve been binge watching cooking shows during the summer. Nigella, Jamie, Anthony and Man vs Food (don’t judge me) are a few of my faves. Food porn is awesome. I watch in a Homer Simpson style stupor “mmmmmm donuts….” and the great thing about these shows is I can gorge on them all summer long and still fit into my jeans at the end of it.
So aside from learning how to make chocolate filled donuts using a brioche pastry (the secret to a good brioche is chilling it overnight), I also realised that many of the principles used to create amazing meals can also be applied to the way we edit our photos.
1. You can’t make a Filet Mignon with Spam
I’m yet to hear Nigella, Jamie or Anthony utter the words: “just start with the cheapest ingredients, canned, packet, freeze dried is fine. Forget about the preparation, whack it all together and she’ll be right, we can fix any mistakes after, lovely jubbly!” That was my Jamie Oliver impersonation, in case you were wondering.
The thing that all great chefs agree on is that a meal can only ever be as good as the raw ingredients you . . .