Why the DiningOut Passbook is a MUST HAVE for local foodies?

Let’s face it. Atlanta’s food scene is huge. Metro Atlanta has thousands of restaurants that are all calling your name, right NOW! You hear that?

At all times, there is a temptation to go out to eat somewhere delicious; whether it is a boozy brunch in Midtown or some authentic tacos on Buford Highway. With so many choices, it can be quite overwhelming deciding where to eat. And there is nothing worse than spending 45 minutes or more deciding where to eat when you are literally dying of hunger!  Believe me, I know from personal experience with the wife……..

Eating on a Budget

If you are like me, eating out almost every day has its own section dedicated in your budget (yeah I have to ensure I have a majority of my income set aside for food). Sound familiar? Then you know eating out can get a bit; VERY expensive… Luckily, The DiningOut Atlanta Passbook is here to solve both problems!

DiningOut Atlanta created a small booklet, with huge real-world implications. This “Passbook” offers two for one entrees’ or BOGO brunches at over 90 restaurants located all around metro Atlanta. Why I find this to be such a great value at $99 is because the Passbook does two things, it saves you money when eating out AND it gives you a reason to try restaurants you never thought of trying or restaurants you didn’t even know existed. If you call yourself a “foodie” then this is a must! Use the passbook for date nights or for Sunday brunch! What’s even better is that most of the restaurants listed in the Passbook are some of the top choices in the city; so you are getting the best food the city has to offer with the Passbook!

The Passbook can be used to get together with your foodie friends as well. Oh no! You have no one to go out to dinner with this evening (sorry for those who are lonely), well what friend, or breathing organism, would turn down a FREE MEAL! *Sorry in advance if you start receiving texts and emails from people who have not contacted you in ages.

But seriously, I wish I would have invented the Passbook. I love what it is doing for the communities around Atlanta. This book is helping out our local restaurants to get more customers. This little book is bringing friends together. This little book is helping us all save money. This amazing book is helping us do what we all love to do, EAT!

Serious Savings

Are you ready for the best part! I have a code to save you 60% on the Passbook. Yeah, you read that right. That $99 Passbook can be yours for only $39! A New Years Miracle!!!!!!!!!!

 

Get your Passbook by clicking here: DiningOut Passbook and enter code AFC18, to get the 60% discount. You can thank me later 🙂

 

 

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How to Begin Taking Food Photography?

The art of food photography has become a daily routine for thousands of people around the world. Seriously, not only food bloggers with insane equipment and high tech cameras are involved in the food photography scene. People are taking photos with their phones and point and shoot cameras; heck even old school people with flip phones are taking food photos! What makes food photography so special is because food plays a role in the lives of every human being. Food is social, cultural and a downright necessity. So why not build your skills and gain more knowledge on this fascinating hobby?

So like previously mentioned, in theory, you can use any device that takes a photograph to shoot food, however, if you are trying to take your ability to the next level, a DSLR camera is a great start! For our photos, we use the Nikon D5600. You can purchase it from Amazon, here:

Now, once you purchase a camera, it is time to learn how to actually take great photos. Cameras can be overwhelming at first if you are new to photography. Which is why the Nikon D5600 is a great camera for beginners because it is relatively simple to use. Make it a priority to learn the manual functions of the camera; this will ensure the highest quality pictures.

To be honest, when we first began shooting, we used the auto feature. Once we learned how to use the manual functions, we noticed a huge difference in our image quality!

terrible burger pic
This is one of our first burger pics using auto setting. As you see, the flash on our camera was used, casting a terrible glare on the burger. The quality is also grainy. We also did not clean the plate; amateur mistake!

Make it a goal to learn about a new function each day. Focus on aperture one day, then ISO and so on. Once you have an understanding of each feature, you should see a huge difference in photo quality.

sushi closeup 1

This is one of our favorite shots that we took of food so far, using a Nikkor 50mm lens.

The photo was taken in natural lighting with an ISO of 100, aperture 1.8; to really get a great blur of the background and shutter speed of 1/60.

Here is a great book that can really help take your photography to the next level!

Please feel free to comment or message us with any questions you have relating to food photography, cameras etc.. Once you start taking great pictures, leave us a photo in the comments and we may feature it on our Instagram!

Good Luck! And most of all, have fun!