I guess you could call this food photos for dummies. But for inquiring minds, or those that might be curiously bored; here's how I do my photos. It can be pretty fun! I take photos with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. I love, love, love it. LOVE IT. The Mark II is 'da bomb. Like super-ridiculously-I-don't-have-to-think *that* GOOD. Here's all the stats you could ever need or want (I think.). I used to use a Rebel XTi with a Canon 50mm f1.8 lens. It was good, but I had to work a lot harder and my food would get cold.... I eat warmer food now, with this lens - Sigma AF 24-70mm f/2.8 EX-DG (macro). Here is what I do with my pics, to make them look better and fit into place on the blog. I am NOT an expert, and just have fun with it. I hope this gives you a place to start, or something new to try. Once I have assembled all the photos on the computer (I have a macbook), it's really easy. I add the photos to my flickr account by clicking on the icon in the bottom right-hand corner. You can add photos manually on a pc. Let's edit a photo of my my Mom's blueberry buckle (yes, she brought it over for Mother's Day, pathetic, I know). In flickr, first click on the photo you want to edit. Then click just above the photo, on "edit photo". This will take you to picnik. Picnik is amazing. You can also use picnik outside of flickr. It is what photoshop would be like if this was heaven. I use "Auto-Fix" 99% of the time. I resize my photos in picnik too. Photos on my blog are 600 x 400. Press "OK", and make any additional changes. I often adjust the exposure, and the contrast; in this case by quite a bit. Press "OK". You will be redirected to flickr. Click on "all-sizes", and then, on the next screen, scroll down to get the html code: The finished product! Before & After A little ethereal, but today I like it. I might change my mind tomorrow! I muck around with photoshop sometimes too, but find it too time-consuming when I just want to get the job done. I'll talk about my attempts to have technique when taking photos in another post. Mostly, I just hope that it's not dark outside due to early winter evenings, and the light on the kitchen table is just about right, most of the time.