you're too kind Bryan ... no, I've not considered that ... taking pics of BBQ is a communication tool to me that I think works great for these boards
I only have a basic knowledge of photography from middle school options ... and that was a while ago
I love the digicams with the LCD display because it doesn't cost anything to take a bunch of pics and I get instant feedback ... take pics till I have one that shows what I'm trying to show.
For the close ups, see if your camera has a Macro function like my Canon point & shoot ... I can get as close as 2.5" ...