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A Note About My Recipes:
I have had some of my recipes for many years and have made adjustments to most of them. Unfortunately, I don’t remember where a lot of them originated, and in those instances, I have made note of it in the recipe itself. If you happen to come across one of these and you know where it originally came from, please contact me at the following e-mail address. I will be more than happy to give credit to the deserving cook whose recipe I treasured enough to post it on my blog.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of photography equipment do you use?
The majority of my photos are taken in natural sunlight using a Canon EOS Rebel digital camera. I consider it to be a very good beginner DSLR camera, and I enjoy using it. However, the lens that comes with the camera is just average, so I purchased separate lenses. Most of my food photos are taken with my Sigma 70-300 mm Macro Lens, which I absolutely love. The quality of the photos you can get with this lens, especially considering its low price, is pretty remarkable. I also love my Tamron 17-50 mm Lens, but I use it more for family and vacation photos.
I use a Lastolite TriGrip Diffuser to soften the sunlight that comes through my window, and I use the handheld Lastolite TriGrip Reflector to get just the right amount of light on the food I’m photographing. The tripod I use is a Dolica 62-Inch Proline, which can be adjusted in so many ways, it’s easy to get photos from whatever angle I desire.
Who is the web hosting company for Winner Dinners?
My website is currently hosted by Bluehost, and I am extremely happy with both their service and pricing. In fact, I was previously using another web hosting service that charged me more money, had a lot of downtime, and the only tech support was via e-mail. Bluehost has free phone support 24/7, but I’ve never had to use it because I no longer have the problems that I did with the old service. I highly recommend Bluehost, but I need to disclose to you that if you click on their ad and then purchase their service, they will pay me a commission.
Who designed your website?
I designed the original website myself using the same colors and the same spice photographs that are still on the header. Several months later, I hired a designer from The Cutest Blog on the Block, and she enhanced my design, added new fonts, and transferred my website to WordPress.