simple, family-friendly meals with a pinch of life.

Resources

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I have utilized every resource and tool on this page, so I am confident you will love them as well!

Bluehost

There is no better host if you are interested in hosting your new blog or website.  I have personally experienced their excellent customer service and their incredibly easy WordPress set up. 

As a Words Like Honeycomb reader, you can get started in minutes for only $3.49 per month.

Mailchimp

We personally use Mailchimp and have been blown away with the accessibility, constantly upgraded performance & humorous, yet superb, customer service.  Many of their email options are available on the free option for up to 2,000 subscribers.

Food Blogger Pro

If you are already a food blogger or still deciding, I couldn’t recommend joining Food Blogger Pro more.  I have been a part of this food blogging community since the beginning and was able to utilize their hundreds of tutorial videos in the tech-side of my blog set up, improve my photography and connect with other awesome bloggers that have helped me take this blog to the next level.  This encouraging community has far exceeded my expectations and I am a yearly subscriber, but a monthly subscription is a great place to start…you won’t be able to leave, though :). 

Food Blogger Pro is a highly sought after membership and is currently closed.  However, open season will start shortly!  Get on the waitlist today so you don’t miss it!  For a little taste of Food Blogger Pro, be sure to subscribe to the Food Blogger Pro Podcast!

 Tasty Food Photography Ebook

If you need a laugh, I would recommend heading on back to some of my first posts on this blog. Embarrassing.  But it is also proof that Tasty Food Photography WORKS.  Since using this interactive, knowledge & demonstration-packed ebook, my photography has vastly improved.  Lindsay’s ebook breaks down the photography process for a lost beginner (hi.) and makes things simple and easy to understand.  She even throws in tons of tips on styling, lighting and much more!  There is always something to learn in the lovely world of photography, but I definitely recommend starting with Tasty Food Photography.

Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Sometimes you just need a handy physical book to really dive into and answer the photography questions that always come up at the most inconvenient time.  This book has been the perfect quick reference on lighting situations, camera settings, and several other pesky details!  Definitely a great purchase for a beginner that wants to understand the more technical side of things.

Equipment

I recommend this camera as a quality beginner DSLR camera.  It has all the options necessary to get started with your food photography and is a very comparable price for the quality you get.  The 18-55mm lens that is included, is a great basic lens that has come in handy for general photography.  We use this camera for vacations, portraits and any other occasion.  However, for food photography, I would recommend the       50mm f/1.8 STM lens.

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I have found myself using the 50mm f/1.8 STM lens about 95% of the time. This lens is a perfect for achieving those close up vibrant photos, making it perfect for food photography.  This option is also one of the cheaper lens available.


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