Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments!
Anne - the fork is a new purchase. 10 cents from Goodwill. I like going now to find props for photography. The cloth is a dishtowel .
Julie - what pie are you making next? For my next pie project, I’m interested in the blueberry lemon curd. I think this is one of your favorites right?
Sherrie - this is the 1st time anyone ask me tips on photography!!! I feel so honored!
I love to share! Though I am no expert by any means. I’m still learning (and loving every minute of it). For good light, you have to use natural light. If there’s a window in your house that got a good light, take photo there. Or if you have a shaded area on the porch it works too. By good light I don’t necessarily mean direct sunlight, indirect works best because direct sunlight looks harsh on food. And you need to turn off flash. Flash also looks harsh on food.
Here’s a good tutorial to get you started. I love this one because the guy shows you how he does it by picture examples: http://taylortakesataste.com/food-photography-lighting-tips/
My photo set up for the pie is pretty much the same as his. I have it near the window, with a foam board ($1 from Michaels) behind the pie to bounce the light off.
If the window you are using has strong direct sunlight, you can use a bed sheet or curtain to diffuse the light (like what he does in his tutorial). Or a cheapo way to do it is to tape wax paper on the window. It works .
I hope this is not too confusing. I had intended to write a shorter response on the photography, but oh well, it didn’t happen. Let me know if you have more questions or want more resources.