Donna Hay

I recently became aware of Donna Hay – if you don’t know who she is – think of her as the Martha Stewart of Australia.  She has a food publication that is available here in the states which can be considered very swoon-worthy.  Her name was given to me in my photography class as a source of inspiration and!  These are people that definitely know how to photograph food.  I guess I never really thought about it but good photography with food is pertinent.  I realized this when I was looking at what seemed like a decent enough recipe on another blog and nearly threw up when I saw the picture.  Bad lighting and the food essentially looked like dog leftovers – not a way to sell an audience on the dish.  The recipes at Donna Hay are a little bit more sophisticated for my palette but the pictures are enough to justify the heavy price tag of the magazine.

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  • Reply Michelle April 21, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    I had to write something about this post because I just bought a Donna Hay book recently. I was always interested in getting one because the pictures are so appealing. When I worked at Barnes & Nobel so many years ago I remember I would always sneak her books back to the lunch room with me becuase they were so pretty looking. :)

  • Reply Jen May 7, 2010 at 6:31 am

    I heard a story that Martha Stewart tried to hire her and she said "no thanks, I can do it on my own." This lady is amazing! Who could tell Martha no?!

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