Today is National Chocolate Day. Whether it’s milk, dark or even white, I wish you the chocolate of your dreams.
Chocolate is a topic that is very dear to my heart. I am a chocoholic. At least I was until my health told me I have to cut it out. I found out that I am diabetic. So now, I am limited to sugar free chocolate. Now don’t get me wrong, I CHEAT! Every day I have a square of dark chocolate and I have sugar free chocolate as often as I can. Another health issue was that I have GIRD, also known as reflux. If I have chocolate at night, I will suffer that night…even with all the meds.
So, what does all this have to do with my photography career. I’ve always felt that it was a punishment that my biggest clients all have to do with chocolate. I work for two chocolate manufacturers and two baking companies. I am surrounded by chocolate and some of what we don’t shoot sits in my pantry…taunting me.
I have to take solace in the fact that not only do I love to eat chocolate, but I also love to photograph it. Chocolate is tough! It is amazing what you don’t see with the naked eye that the camera picks up…every scratch, blemish and fingerprint. A food stylist works wonders in preparing chocolate for the camera. What is left is give to Photoshop. The result is a beautiful portrait of something delicious. I love my job!