If you can learn to take pictures of your food you can become a better cook. I know this sounds a bit out of left field though if you think about eating with your eyes first and work to create delicious food and aspire to take pictures of your creations, the act of photographing the food will force you to cook better. Looking through the lens at the ingredients, the knife cuts, the sear marks, and the placement of ingredients, eventually it will all begin to come into focus. There are many details which go into both cooking and picture taking. I (Alex) am lucky enough to be speaking with two passionate photographers at the upcoming IACP conference in Denver. Jim Scherer and Steve Adams are talented food photographers and I am joining them on a panel to discuss improving photography for your blogs. While these two look through the lens at the food, we look through the food via the lens. The session will be exciting and will marry their years of photographic experience with our trials and tribulations learning to work with food photography from the perspectives and experiences of two chefs. The discussuion will look at everything from impromtu pictures to lighting to the mysteries of tethered shooting. We look forward to seeing many new faces in Denver. Please stop by and say hello so we can continue the conversation in person.