THE IMPORTANCE OF FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY FOR CHILDREN
Dad told me that there have been 17 million downloads of one of my pictures from our photo website. That's amazing because I took the photo once but it has told all those people about my lunch, even people that don't speak English. When I started my writing project I read other blogs and the best had photographs. My camera was old and ate the batteries so I had to borrow a camera and get permission from school. I still don't have my own camera. The photos of my school dinners showed everyone what it is like to be me at school lunchtime because it’s like you are seeing a moment from my eyes. Without the photos on my blog I don't think people would have believed me if I had just told them what I ate. I think it's easier for children to take a photo and talk about their lunches rather than just to try and explain to adults what we have. At school I was only allowed to take photos of just the food but when I visit Malawi in October to meet the children getting a Mary's Meal from the kitchen money my blog has raised I will have more in my photos. My top tip for taking food photos is to get the whole meal and what you eat it with. I really like the different chopsticks in the photos I have been sent.
I hope that lots of children take pictures for the competition; it is a free to enter food photography competition for children under 18 years old! I am really looking forward to meeting the winners and presenting them with their award.
If you would like to find out more about Martha you can visit her blog at http://neverseconds.blogspot.co.uk/ and to read about the incredible work Mary’s Meals achieve visit http://www.marysmeals.org.uk/ .