How to Edit Food Pictures

Hi everyone. I originally posted this over at my personal blog a few weeks ago, but I decided to post it here as well since there are a lot of food bloggers out there. This is just an easy way to lightly edit your photos before you post them. Hope it helps.

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When it comes to my image processing I am really into a natural look so I do not do that much when it comes to editing. I do not have a lot of natural light in my house so I use a few actions to lighten my images. If I do not use my own images I use image stock from Shutterstock. Every now and again, I love a good black and white image or a little color applied, but usually I think natural images look the best and most realistic.

I use PhotoShop CS6 to edit my images. Over the years I have tried a lot of actions, but my three favorites are Totally Rad, Florabella and The Pioneer Womans. I take all of my pictures with a Canon EOS 550d. I have really loved this camera and wish that I was a better photographer. I am hoping the next place we live in has a lot of natural light so I can finally learn more.

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Fall Spice Tea Latte

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Okay, you all I promise this is the last hot drink, I will post about for awhile. Lately I have just been experimenting a lot and if I love it of course I have to share with you. During the school year I always wake up early (before 6am) and after everyone is gone, I usually enjoy a cup of tea while I browse Pinterest before going back to sleep for a bit.

So you already know around this time of year bloggers go crazy posting about pumpkin this and that. Truthfully, I am sick of it and I think the pumpkin trend has been played out even if I do love Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Speaking of PSL the Starbucks here will be carrying them this month and I had a gigantic one last night. This drink inspired this recipe actually. I thought if it tastes so good with coffee, then why not tea?

FALL SPICE COFFEE SYRUP:
1-1/2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground clove
1 teaspoon ground ginger

1. In a saucepan on high heat add sugar and water. Bring to a full boil stirring and add cinnamon, clove and ginger. Reduce heat to low stirring every once in awhile and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.

2. Carefully strain syrup into a jar to remove large spice pieces, cool then add lid and place in the refrigerator.

Yields: 2 cups

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Green Mint Tea and Honey Latte

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Lately I have been loving my little tea latte drinks I have been coming up with and today I thought I would try a green tea version. From there I thought the mint would be a great add in as well as some acacia honey. I was not sure how it would turn out since green tea is so light compared to other teas, but it was really great and a new favorite for sure. I plan to buy some matcha tea and make some lattes that way as well. To get the foam for my lattes I just use a hand frother wand and it works really well.

1 cup boiling water
1-1/2 teaspoon green tea (or two teabags)
Sprig of fresh mint
1/4 cup warmed milk
1 heaping teaspoon acacia honey

1. In a mug, add water and green tea. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then strain. In a small pot (I use my Arabic coffee pot) add the milk and warm on low for a few minutes. Add honey in green tea and mix.

2. Carefully foam the milk and pour into tea. Srinkle extra tea on top.

Yields: 1 cup

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