Time for part 3 of the restaurant food photography series. We covered off etiquette in part 1, and getting the most out of dining with family and friends in part 2. So part 3 is all about tips and tricks for getting your best photos when you’re not in control of your surroundings. The good [...]
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This is part 2 in my three part series on restaurant food photography. In part 1 I covered etiquette when photographing in restaurants. In part 3 I’ll cover tips and tricks to make the most of conditions you can’t control. But, today, we’re going to look at dining with friends and family. I don’t [...]
Time for a Friday tea and chocolate break! This week we’re hanging out with some lovely chocolate from Coppeneur. I spent a week in Calgary towards the end of April for work and after an early morning meeting my first day there, I found myself with a free afternoon. When you visit a new city, [...]
Today is the start of a three part series on restaurant food photography. I’ve been asked a few times to offer up some tips on how to take solid photos in restaurants where it feels like you have very little control over the surroundings, lights and food presentetion. It’s something I’ve wanted to write about [...]
Alright… it’s been a while since we’ve had a Before & After Monday so let’s talk about something so super simple that you can do in Adobe Lightroom that can make a dramatic difference to your photos: the Graduated Filter tool. And when I say super simple, I mean super simple. This little gem of [...]
Last week Sean and I had the opportunity to visit Cocoa Nymph Chocolates and Confections, here in Vancouver, and have a behind the scenes look with owner and head chocolatiere, Rachel Sawatsky. It was, in a word, awesome. Like getting a golden ticket. Except, it was just the two of us, and we got to [...]
Y’all know that I talk a lot about figuring out photography around here. It’s a maddening hobby, dontchya think? I think what keeps us all going is every now and then you take a photo and are stunned with how well it turned out. It gives you a little adrenaline shot doesn’t it? I tend [...]
Late last week I received a phone call that, quite frankly, I’m still in shock over.
An international brand was launching new packaging here in Canada and they needed a food photographer. Somebody who could shoot product stills and lifestyle shots. Could I do it?
Time for another before and after Monday! It’s harvest season which means lots of stuff coming in from the garden. It’s one of my favourite things to photograph – I think because it’s food in its rawest form: covered in dirt, with leaves and peels attached – straight from the earth. It’s satisfying. Before we [...]
Last week’s photo was an easy start. It was pretty decent looking to begin with. So this week I thought I’d pick a photo that needed a bit more work. And the funny thing is, it took barely any longer to fix this one than last week’s. I have tons of mint so I decided [...]