I take “snapshots“, mostly of our local fire department. I enjoy it. In my camera bag is a Canon EOS Rebel XS (1000d), kit lenses 75-300mm, 18-55mm and 50mm 1.8. I am learning to shoot manual and edit raw. My go to book is Lindsay’s, from Pinch of Yum, Tasty Food Photography ebook (this is an affiliate link). The book covers shooting manual, food styling, editing with many pictures for visual learners.
Other “bookmarked” resources:
Frugal Foodie Mama’s Photography Tips for the Point & Shoot Food Blogger
The Language of Food Photography Part 1 a four part series by Gourmande in the Kitchen