Category Archives: Still Life

Fast Food – Food Photography on the Run

  11-19-2012 I recently wrapped up a couple of editorial assignments that required lip-smacking images of food. When I approach food photography, I lean towards large simple lighting, clean backgrounds and authentic food appearances. This last point is important to … Continue reading

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Teaching an old dog new tricks

01-26-2011 My fingers hurt like hell. I signed up for Beginning Guitar at Sac City College this semester. I’ve never played a guitar before…never really tried my hand at any musical instrument in a serious way. None, that is, unless … Continue reading

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Note to self: Eat First

01-14-2011 In the last few days I’ve had the chance to take photos at a couple of restaurants in Sacramento. The basic rule of food photography? Eat first! These photos were not the usual food-styled ad shots. These were taken … Continue reading

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One one eleven

01-01-2011 Welcome to 2011! So everyone is posting their summaries of 2010 and predictions of 2011. A far as 2010 goes, it was a great year. I was busier than before and the photo industry seems to be rebounding. Some … Continue reading

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Pour it on

03-19-2009 Shooting glass is very tricky. And apparently shooting pouring liquor is even trickier.   This was taken using a technique called “bright field lighting”.   The basic setup is to place a white panel in the background and then place … Continue reading

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Light from an earlier time

10-06-2008 This still life depicts a soft moody setting, with the viewfinder lit much more brightly than the rest of the scene. Naturally, your eye will go the brightest part of an image, so make sure that the brightest part … Continue reading

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Goofy wine glass

10-04-2008 Lighting glass objects can be tricky. It seems like the glass wants to reflect everything around it, in fact, that’s exactly how glass reacts to light. So the trick is not to light the glass itself, but rather you … Continue reading

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Quiet time along the river

09-29-2007 ◄ ♦ ►

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Seema

06-28-2007 A bridal shop display window – at night, this scene evokes a certain solitude. ◄ ♦ ►

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Night Owl

06-11-2007 I stayed up late and played around with different ways to light glass objects – this is one of the results. ◄ ♦ ►

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