I jumped into this blog thinking that the pictures were going to be easy, the writing would just flow from keyboard to screen. Was I WRONG! I always thought that if I had an expensive camera, all would be right in the world. That I could just snap a picture and wham bam thank you ***. Beautiful picture.

I am feeling very disheartened with my photos and skills. I am a total novice photographer and am still trying to wrap my head around all this techno lingo like aperture, shutter speed, focal length. The list goes on and on. I even went so far as to purchase Plate to Pixel (not to mention looked at countless blogs, Youtube videos on set ups) in hopes that it would shed light into my brain, but I am even more confused than before. The point to this post is to ask you guys what you use. What are your tips and tricks? I have shot several times during the day, but I never get the right color in my photos especially according to Foodgawker. Do you have any special tricks with photoshop, or are your photos really that great with just natural lighting. Please HELP!

(Currently using Nikon D3100 w/AF-S Nikkor 18-55MM 1:3.5-5.6G)

♥ G