Its funny when many people I know assume I have lots of time to burn, cos I sit and cook so much! Why funny? - you might ask. As long as someone has interest they would find ways and means to do it, is my explanation. Like for example, my husband has been behind me practically for 2 yrs now (yes, that long) to improve my photography skills. He insists that its a good thing to learn the techniques, learn the composition, learn the "Rule of thirds", so on and so forth!
"Oh I have no time
"Well after I finish cooking and take all the pictures, I am so tired that I don't care for 1/3rd or 5/3rd rule"
"I dont want to research and buy ego/lowel light or whatever they are called - no time
- quips yours truly to all that nagging!. But then one can never lie to themselves now can they? When I can find time to prepare something like a strudel dough from scratch
, make the arduous Malaysian Canai
, patiently sit down to do kickboxing with the yeast
, I can very well find 15 minutes every day to learn something with photography now, cant I? But why excuses? Lack of interest or shall I put it in a better sounding way - Not enough interest.
May be some day, I will get down and start thinking that the surrounding of my food should look great as well and not just the food! Do all the light boy stuff, assign ONE place for taking photos and not run around the house chasing light! May be! Someday! But until then lemme at least tell you that cooking unlike learning the techniques is not such a fuss as it looks. Nowadays the number of ready made stuff available (nope, not talking about instant Mac n Cheese/ instant noodles mix etc) like puff pastry, pie crust, diced tomatoes, frozen peas (I remember having to shell them every-time to use them while growing up), canned chickpeas, kidney beans and canned everything!, makes life much easier when you are on the go!