Food bloggers everywhere are nodding their heads in agreement. I can feel it in my bones.
Michael's job is at a metal fabrication shop. But on the side, he is a wonderful photographer. Just scroll down while I brag about him for a little bit by showing you some of my favorite pictures he has taken:
Right? Serious talent.
He helps me so much with the pictures I take for this blog. He talks to me about aperture and shutter speed with all the patience in the world.
Last week, he stopped at Home Depot on his way to my house and surprised me with a solution to my dark picture problems: lighting! We did a few tests with special "blue" light bulbs. They light up the whole room just like outside, with a beautiful daytime glow. Michael gets upset when I say it's blue... but it really is blue...
So far, we have the idea to have 2 lights, so I can put one on either side of the food. We want them to be portable so I can take them in the kitchen. In the above picture, you can see the base we are using. The light will go inside and the front will be covered in an opaque nylon.
I keep calling these things "light towers" but I don't think that's the right terminology.
I don't really care what we call them. I just like watching him cut things with saws.
I kept asking him to take his shirt off. I think he pretended the saw was too loud and he couldn't hear me.
Or maybe he was just ignoring me since it was 20 degrees outside.
We have spent quite a bit of time on them. And by "we", I mean - Michael works on them and is doing all the work to actually make them... while I sit on my butt in the garage watching him work and taking pictures of his muscles.
Sometimes I offer suggestions like, "Shouldn't you use a clamp?" "Do you have safety glasses?" "Do you need any help?"
He just looks at me and smiles, shaking his head. Finally he said, "Jenna, I used to build houses for a living. I think I can handle this."
We are continuing this project and hoping to finish this weekend. I can't wait to share the results of