I am Samira, the creator behind Yummynotes. Yummynotes went live in November 2018 when I thought working for others was no longer my goal and did not make me happy. It was there that I decided to use my creativity and initiative and set foot in the world of Food Photography.
It was not easy for me to quit my full-time job and start blogging. I had many doubts and questions that no one but myself could answer. I had to search, try new ways, and wait for my work to be seen. A few years before that, I had bought a Canon DSLR camera and sometimes took pictures and shared them on my personal social networks. That’s why I was one step ahead and didn’t need to buy a camera.
Maybe at that time, I did not think that one day I would choose food photography as my main job. At first, blogging and food photography was a hobby for me. Once every two weeks, I would make a recipe and take photos and pin them to Pinterest. Some pins went viral and the site’s daily traffic went up. The photos I shared on Instagram got more and more likes and I became more hopeful about the decision I made. Since the early 2020s and the beginning of the lockdown, I have decided to spend most of my time at home, producing content for the Yummynotes. I decided to upgrade my photography equipment.
I decided to buy a Canon 100MM F/2.8L IS Macro Lens. And I’m very happy because it really helped me and I think it’s my best investment.
If you want to know why I love food photography so much, I have to say it’s like therapy for me. I do not think about anything else when I am baking a cake or cooking food for photography. It also boosted my self-confidence and helped me find great friends. In addition to continuous learning through YouTube and the experiences of others, I took several courses to advance my career. Courses such as photo editing with lightroom, website SEO, and other things. I think using the experiences of others and professionals in this field can also help our progress, so I just try to experience and learn.