Culinary Snapshot (Recipe – Shrimp Linguine with Lemon Basil Sauce)

The picture above is of one of my very first food photos from back in 2004 when I started this crazy hobby of food photography. At that point in time, I had a lot to learn, and I still do. I spent time on the food photography forum, trying to learn the tips and tricks of the really good food photographers.

Not long after, I turned to studying the photography on food blogs. Back then, there weren’t many around, but nonetheless I was intrigued by the art of food photography. I would spend time on the blogs and on their various Flickr accounts reviewing the EXIF data, studying their camera settings so I could learn how to do it all myself.

I started out with a point and shoot camera and eventually advanced to a DSLR. Through the years, I have learned a lot simply by watching what other food photographers do.

It was in this spirit (and the spirit of Adopt a Blogger here on Dine & Dish) that I decided to create a new blog called Culinary Snapshot. My hope is that this new blog will be an interactive venue for all of us to learn from each other.

Culinary Snapshot won’t be successful without your participation. Please submit your before and after photos…whether you take pictures with a point and shoot camera or a Digital SLR, we want your best tips & techniques as it relates to food photos.

Dine & Dish will still be my blog, so please stick around, but make sure to bookmark Culinary Snapshot as well so you can join in on the fun!

I hope you will join me in sharing the knowledge!

(Visit Culinary Snapshot to see  “behind the scenes” from this photo for Shrimp Linguine with Lemon Basil Sauce)

Shrimp Linguine with Lemon Basil Sauce (adapted from Recipezaar)

  1. Cook pasta in a large pan of boiling water for 10 minutes or until al dente.
  2. Add shrimp and drain immediately.
  3. Return pasta mixture to the pan.
  4. Combine next 5 ingredients in a bowl.
  5. Toss with cooked pasta and shrimp.
  6. Sprinkle cheese over pasta and serve immediately.

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  1. says

    A great dish! Your photography skills have really developped! A great shot!


    Should write great post. Can’t wait to reading the next one!

  2. says

    Mmm… this looks great. My boyfriend is going out of town this weekend, and he hates scallops which I love. So I’m definitely making scallops while he’s away, and I think I will make them in this dish, substituting them for the shrimp.

    Lizs last blog post..Broccoli-Bacon Salad


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