Well what was I supposed to do? I was cameraless and therefore limbless in the world of blogging; what’s a food blogger without a camera? What’s an opera singer without a lung? I did what I had to do: I cashed in on a birthday gift from my parents (thanks mom and dad!) and headed to B&H, home of Hassidic Jews and hardware, where I took the advice of my dear friend James Felder (of Snapshot Artifact) and purchased the mighty and powerful Canon PowerShot G9.
It was a tough call–all of the cameras you guys recommended looked great too–but basically it came down to: a small camera that fits in your pocket that takes very good pictures or a big blocky camera that’ll be a nightmare to lug around but that takes fantastic pictures. Since great food blog photography is essential (see here and here) I chose the latter and I’m really glad I did. What follows are the first pictures I took with it at Joe on Waverly. I didn’t realize then as I realize now that the camera was set to shoot insanely large pictures that make giant files that take forever to upload on Flickr, but I just changed the settings and future pictures shouldn’t be a problem. So please enjoy these fresh coffee shop and outside-the-coffee shop pics from my new camera baby. Can anyone suggest a name?
(Can you spot my book in the next photo?)
Say hi to Amanda, master barista.
Now she’s blurry but cute, nonetheless.
And look at this cute dog:
Now we’re outside:
This one’s a pretty good one:
And this one’s my favorite. I met up with my psychic twin Lauren (same birthday, same hospital, same night) at the Apple store before heading to dinner. Doesn’t this picture look great?
Here’s to an awesome new camera and here’s hoping I don’t lose this one too! And thanks to the good folks at Eater for their concern. I hope the old one is in a happier place.