Natural light is key when taking pictures of food. You don't want to use flash, so you need all the light you can get. This can be hard to come by during the winter when it starts to get dark at 4PM. I end up trying to cook early in the day, open doors and blinds and even try odd spots like the living room or outdoors to get good shots. I snapped this picture in my living room and didn't even realize until I brought it up on the computer that I had captured Elvis lurking beneath.