Category Archives: Food

Food for thought

Duck L’orange can be an alternative to the traditional turkey dinner for Thanksgiving. (Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @ 24mm. Exposure: f/22 @ 1/80, ISO 200) When I have a food shot in the studio, I’m usually a one-man-band. It’s not like I don’t need or want any help, but there’s nothing in our […]

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Breakfast of champions

(Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @ 17mm. Exposure: f/2.8 @ 1/125, ISO 400) Cops and doughnuts go together like spaghetti and meatballs. It’s a stereotype, but jokes are still made about it from comic strips to television sitcoms. When the now defunct Krispy Kreme doughnut shop opened in Stockton with much fanfare, I got […]

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My kingdom for a fork

I made this picture for our annual Asparagus Fest tab cover. I shot a couple different set ups with bunches of asparagus, and I thought that a single spear on a fork might make a nice, graceful shot. Problem was I didn’t have a fork. I scrounged around the office, and finally finding one in […]

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Zen and the art of food photography

One of the reasons why I like shooting food illustrations is that I feel that I am creating something. In the rest of my job, I am a visual reporter, recording events that happen. In the studio, I come up with the ideas and how to shoot them. The quality of the photo lives (or […]

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Studio stuff

The Record is doing more in-house food illustrations than in years past, but not so many that it warrants dedicating our photo studio exclusively for food/product photography. So I end up doing a lot of jury-rigging of set ups. This photo was to illustrate a story on foods with trans fats. My idea was to […]

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A fungus among us

This shot was for a food story on mushrooms. I had a number of different varieties of mushrooms to shoot from. I was intrigued with the enoki mushrooms. They looked a little like Star Trek food (Maybe not Klingon Gagh, perhaps something from Vulcan). I decided to use them as a background and place a […]

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