When I was creating stock photography full-time, I used my Alien Bee lights on a regular basis. I photographed a lot of people in indoor environments and needed to create my own [...]
Not long ago, I attended IFBC in Seattle. As a food photographer, food conferences are a great place to learn about the industry and network with other food bloggers. I don't necessarily [...]
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.
In this short video I share a tip on a benefit of using diffusers to soften the light with food photography.
I share a lot of "behind the lens" photographs on my Instagram page, and one of the questions I get most frequently is "what's that thing on top of your camera?". The answer is that it's the Canon GPE-12, a small GPS device that sits on the hotshoe of my canon 5D Mark III. When turned on ...
It's been one-and-a-half weeks since the movers hauled our stuff into our new home, and we are about 90% moved in. Unpacking my office is usually one of my top priorities (after the kitchen), [...]
A few months back one of the cool new places I was able to visit was Abu Dhabi. I was officially there for the Nokia World conference, but took some time to [...]
Earlier this week I published a brand-new eBook and Video Tutorials set in my store titled Light & Process: Landscape Photography. For those of you still on the fence, I thought I'd share an entire free sample chapter of both the eBook and video tutorial! ...
Top photo: My standard food setup caused a reflection on the top of my soup. Bottom Photos: A piece of foam board placed behind the setup removed the unwanted reflections. One of the [...]
As a food photographer who works out of my home (photographing food almost exclusively for my stock portfolio) I get to prop and style all of my dishes. Over time I've found this to [...]
While I didn't get a "proper" behind-the-scenes photo of my setup at the Stillwater Café when I photographed my lunch, I did create an overhead graphic to show where I was sitting in relation [...]
The most recent Light It issue is out, and I have an article in there all about food photography! I show how to light an image with sunlight (with my standard setup), [...]