Tag Archives: food photography

FOOD DEMO FOR LIGHTING CLASS

The assignment for the Photo 200A class is food.  Specifically it is to produce a food shot that can be used as either an advertising style shot for a menu or for an editorial style shot as an illustration for … Continue reading

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Class Demo: Food

Thursday (4/20) I did a demo of food photography for the Lighting Class.  In a class lecture on the previous Tuesday we discussed plated vs. studio food issues and advertising vs editorial style shooting and I showed them a number of examples. The … Continue reading

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Trying to Make Lemons into Lemonade…

I’ve heard that the way to make God laugh is to tell Him your plans.  There is sometimes a direct corollary to that in the photo world. This past week Cynthia and I were assigned a cover shot for an … Continue reading

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Interesting Composite Food Cover Shoot

We just completed an interesting Restaurant Guide cover shot for a Greek Restaurant.  It had several issues to overcome.  First was timing; through a snafu in scheduling, we got the go ahead late, running into several scheduling conflicts and finally … Continue reading

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Sometimes the Bear…

Among outdoorsmen there is an old saying… “Sometimes you eat the bear… sometimes the bear eats you.”  It is not too much of a stretch to apply that to the commercial photography niche of food photography.  If you are doing … Continue reading

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Last Shot Before Death Valley 

My Landscape Class’s field trip to Death Valley kicks off tomorrow morning when we will all hit the road and head to a most unusual place. It is a place at once terrifying, especially if you were a person in … Continue reading

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Light and Leather… and a Hamburger…

OK, what can I say?  The experiment with the silver jewelry hooked me big time.  I went online to look at other photographers using the “Painting with Light” techniques and came across two practitioners of the arcane art:  Harold Ross … Continue reading

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