earl grey sandwiches now in the shop

March 6, 2009 |  Category:   the biz


I probably say this about every new product, but seriously, this is my favorite cookie right now and we’re excited to introduce them in the shops here and here.

On a different note, since so many of you have asked about my photo setup in the past, I use a Canon G7 which is a point and shoot, but is much more substantial than the tiny models and has many nice manual settings which is what I only use. I don’t have any lighting equipment and just rely on natural light. This has worked well for the most part, but I am seeing the limitations of my beloved little camera and also with the lack of proper lighting equipment. I’ve always enjoyed taking photos and took classes in art school, but never took it seriously until this past year when I started this blog. Taking photos just might be my favorite thing to do these days. So what am I dreaming of? Yes, a digital SLR, a good flash and a lightbox. sigh.

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  • cyndi March 6, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Can’t wait to try them 🙂

  • Annie From Seattle March 6, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    you may already know this but you can make an amazing lightbox from white tissue paper and a cardboard box. Google it. I use table lamps to mess with the lighting, shades on, shades off, angle, natural light + artificial light etc.
    And….yummy, yummy, yummy looking cookies. The earl grey hearts rocked my world & I can’t imagine them with a filing.

  • Jenna March 6, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Annie, yeah, I’ve looked up how to make light boxes. I think at this point, it’s a question of where to store it if I do make one. I don’t like shooting photos with the lighting from our lamps. we’ll see. oh, and I’m glad to see you have a site up again.

  • Sarah March 6, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Mmmmm. Definitely adding that to the order next time. There are still so many of your yummy treats I need to try.
    Enjoy your weekend Jenna!

  • Annie From Seattle March 6, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Okay..lightbox storage is possible for all. With your main box, slit the sides of the four..um..sticking out sides, if that makes sense. You can use duct tape to create longish flaps to seal the sides when it sets up. I just use duct tape to tape up/hold up the sides when I want to use it. It’s not fancy but you get such a luscious glow to the subject with the right lighting. I would love to see what you’d do with a box for a weekend–please make one, just for a few days!
    The tissue paper is fragile so I keep extra on hand to replace sides when Baby J pokes a hole.
    What I meant about the “table lighting” was that you can do cool stuff with the light box besides natural light. Wasn’t sure if you got what I meant there.
    It’s been fun to watch your photography blossom over the past year. You have a real talent!

  • viva b. March 8, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    your photos are lovely…

  • Gabriel March 8, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    have you thought about using those collapsible paper chinese globe lanterns for a soft box?

    tried the earl grey and the whiskey cookies today at the flea. yum!

  • tumus March 8, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Might I recommend a Nikon D40 or D80. My fiance has a Canon 40D.

    You can see alot of my pictures if you follow me to Flickr under the username: diamondkelt

    Also I have alot of pictures up in my blog some are quick shots of crafting others are set up shots like my cats 😆