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My Hidden Talent

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I went to college because I love art. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. I knew a year before I was due to graduate that my major wasn't for me. But when you invest 3 years into something, not to mention, a ton of cash attending a private university, no reasonable person would bail, so I finished, magna cum laude under my belt.

Through the learning process I found I had a knack for photography. The photography professor must have thought so too because she would often invite me to sit in when she hired a model, so I could take photos with her class. As I grew older digital photography took over, and my love for the art grew too. It's like instant gratification. Snap a photo, and there's your artwork.

I also have a passion for cooking. Many times I've thought that I should have attended culinary school, rather than art school. I cook and bake for people all the time, just for the sole purpose of seeing the delight on their face when they taste the first bite. But I am also wise. I am not good at all at multitasking in the kitchen. More than 2 pans going at the same time, and I can guarantee that something is going up in flames. I'm really not good under pressure. Can't cook when people are waiting.

It has finally dawned on me what my perfect career is. It's funny and a little sad that I have figured this out now, considering I just turned 42. Food Stylist. I would have been perfect playing around with a plate of food to make it look so appetizing, your mouth begins to water. Here's a couple of pics I have taken in the past couple of months.

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  • 40_4ME4FAMILY
    1876 days ago
    You're very talented! A lot of people are always taking pictures of their food and I always think it doesn't translate well and most of the time looks awful and unappetizing. It's not easy to make food look beautiful but you do. You have a true gift and I think you can do well if you market your portfolio to the right people.
    1905 days ago
    Great pictures; I think you have talent! My husband loves photography; me not so much. While I love looking at pretty pictures, trying to figure out the white balance and such is just overload for me!
    1908 days ago
    You have a great eye. Love the composition.
    1908 days ago
    That's awesome you definitely have a talent for it!
    1908 days ago
  • MRSGSS1216
    I think that would be a great direction for you from what you described. I was a Production Manager for Digital Photography Studio and hired freelance food stylist all the time. It allows you to be flexible with your schedule too!
    1909 days ago
  • CDCSMITH2013
    Nice job! Where did you go to school? I was a fine art photography (and art ed.) major back in the olden days (when Panatomic film was still available). ;)
    1909 days ago
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