Category Archives: Food

Good enough to eat

During this time of the pandemic we’ve all spent more time at home and most of us have done more home cooking than we’re used to. Perhaps you’ve tried out new recipes and made new dishes that have been particularly tasty. Maybe you’ve tried to take pictures of your successes only to have them fall […]

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Road food

My family and I have traveled up Interstate 5 to visit my wife’s sister’s family in southern Oregon many times. While we’ve stopped in several of the tiny towns that dot the map along the freeway for fuel, food or rest, there are many more that we’ve just driven right through. On our way back […]

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Blast from the past: Life of pi

Today is March 14 (3/14) or National Pi Day (pi = 3.14…and so on). Here’s a link to an entry I wrote in Oct. 2011 about a “pie” day of a different kind and its consequences. Happy Pi Day!

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Dive right in

During our back and forth drive between the soccer tournament in Sonoma and our motel in Napa we passed by what look to be little more than a small roadside fruit stand. It was pretty non-descript and we probably wouldn’t have noticed it if it wasn’t for the large number of cars parked around it. […]

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Table for one

On my trip to Bodega Bay, my wife and daughter had other plans, and, besides, to bring home my son and two other scouts, I needed the room to carry them all and their gear, so I ended up going alone. I got to Bodega Bay in the afternoon to take advantage of the late-in-the-day […]

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Peel me a grape

Years ago when my wife was taking Spanish lessons her instructor said that it was the custom in Bolivia to eat 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. The act is supposed to bring good luck in the new year. According the Ecocentric blog the tradition, with variations, is also celebrated […]

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Kreme of the crop

I love Krispy Kreme doughnuts, but they’re the kind of food that contains fat and carbs and are the enemy of most dieters (according Krispy Kreme’s nutritional information, an original glazed doughnut contains 217 calories, 22 grams of carbohydrates and13 grams of fat – of which 7 grams are saturated fat). Added to that, the […]

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Light food

If in real estate the three most important things are location, location location, then in food photography the top three things are, lighting, lighting lighting. Recently my family and I had the opportunity to go to two different restaurants for the first time. Both, like many other eateries, had menus with photographs of the dishes […]

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Farmers Market

Spring is farmers market season, and not only are they wonderful places to find fresh fruit and vegetables to eat, they can be great spots to shoot pictures. Some of the things to look for when composing a picture are color, shape and texture. A great place to find them is at your local farmer’s […]

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Available lighting

Sometimes a studio food shot takes a lot of skill and equipment to set up. Some can take hours to position the lights just right to make the food look succulent and delicious. Some location shots can take just as long if not longer. Other times you just need to use the available light to […]

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