Food Photography: Don’t Ignore the Background

When photographing food, I'm very particular about everything that goes in the frame. The tabletop, textiles, colors, and dishes all play a role to bring a the scene together. I typically set everything up ahead of time, even before the food is cooked, so that things are ready to go well ahead of time.

Graduated Backgrounds with Product Photography

A few months back I took a pottery class here in Portland, and on the last day I brought in my camera to photograph some of the other students' work. I didn't want to go too elaborate with the setup, so I opted to make use of the beautiful diffused window-light coming into the classroom.

Cyber Sale in the Nicolesy Store – 50% Off!

I’m having a weekend 5-Day Sale in my online store! Save 50% on EVERYTHING with the code CYBER50. Deal runs today through Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014. Stock up on presets and eBooks while you can! […]

eBook Update … and a Sneak Peek!

I thought I would send out a quick update about my upcoming eBook, Step by Step with onOne Software. I’ve had a few questions from those of you who pre-ordered the Perfect Photo Suite 9 about […]

Quick Tip: Using Diffusers with Food Photography [Video]

In this short video I share a tip on a benefit of using diffusers to soften the light with food photography.

Support me on Patreon!

Just this week I officially launched my brand-new page over on Patreon! I have been building my page for the past few months, and finally got my act together and published it. And I am so excited! ...

Big Spring Creek Falls

Yesterday, Brian and I decided to get in the car and drive out to a waterfall. It’s been a while since I have done any landscape photography here in the Pacific Northwest, and let me tell you […]

New York

Brian and I are in New York right now to attend the Photo Plus Expo. It’s the first time I have had the chance to make it out for this conference, and I have a […]

onOne Software Suite 9 is Now Available!

I just wanted to spread the word that he brand-new onOne Software Perfect Photo Suite 9 is now available for purchase and download! I’ve been working on an eBook about the new software, which will […]

Ten Food Photography Tips While Dining at a Restaurant

I love photographing food. Most of what I have in my portfolio are images of food I have cooked and photographed inside of my home with my DSLR. However, that doesn't stop me from wanting to photograph food while ...