From time to time as we've been writing this blog, someone has remarked that our photo looked better than the one from the magazine. It's always been one of our favorite compliments to hear. Not because we're vain (although we totally are), but because we've worked really hard over this site's nine-year run to become better food photographers.
And it's not easy to meet the quality of the photos in the magazines. Why? Well, for one thing, they use professional photographers with top-notch equipment and years of training.
But the other reason is that magazine food stylists are liars. But we are too.
Let us explain.