Remember when I promised I would write a bit more about restaurant and food finds? Well this is supposed to be one of those, and yet I don’t feel like I’ve taken enough good photos to merit a review; or at least not a full one. Even though I will still be writing my thoughts about this restaurant and the food, I mostly want to write about the things I wish to advise myself for the next time I go out on a food trip like this one.
So we went out to a breakfast/brunch buffet in EDSA Shangri-La Hotel’s famed restaurant, HEAT (Healthy Eating, Amazing Tastes). I was pretty excited to follow through with one of my food-related New Year’s Resolutions, until I realized how utterly unprepared I was for the whole thing.
Just a couple of observations:
- I should have brought an extra zoom lens for wide-angle shots. I brought my 50mm, and while it’s perfect for tight food shots, it was nearly impossible for me photograph the buffet table spread properly. I had left my zoom lens at home, thinking I wouldn’t need it. And such a pity too because the spread was amazingly plentiful.
- I should have brought a small notebook, to write down all the things I ate, how I felt about each, and if I thought it was great value for money. I have a fairly good memory, but it’s nearly impossible for me to remember everything.
- I should not have been shy and just photographed away. I was kind of scared of looking like an idiot in such a public place, but in hindsight, I’m not really sure why I thought that. If people don’t understand what I’m doing, that should be more their problem than mine. I shouldn’t have to regret not photographing something for their benefit. I appreciate food enough for me to share it with others, and that’s that!
Well I’m not very good at this yet, so don’t expect too much. But I’ve always believed that everything can be learned and improved upon with practice and time, so until then, I consider this one a learning experience.
On to the food, shall we?
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