Cooking, gardening and preserving come easily to me. Food photography does not. Rarely does an image just appear, fully formed and lovely. I work very hard at it most of the time. Then there’s the technical side of photography, which I’m always forgetting. What is aperture again? Which one of these numbers is my shutter speed? Is focal length important? Damn it! Why is this picture so dark and blurry?! Sometimes, you just need help.