Archives for Food Photography category

Fruits of Summer
Fruits of Summer
Pike Place Market – Seattle, WA
April 2015
f/6.3 – 1/80 sec – ISO 500 – Focal Length 85 mm

Instagram is DownInstagram, Facebook, Flickr and Twitter are filled with photographs of peoples’ lunch.  From Big Macs to foie gras, if they’re eating it, it’s being posted somewhere.  But who knew it was now an issue that warrants attention from the New York Times.  But apparently in some establishments it has become more than just a bad photography issue as some  Restaurants Turn Camera Shy.  This article may blow the “problem” out of proportion just a tad.  Maybe this is a New York City issue, but as often as I eat out in Phoenix I have never been terribly inconvenienced by someone snapping a picture of their plate before they dig in.  I do think the practice is way overdone and am not certain why every meal needs to be documented.  But I would think the diner pulling out a tripod or standing on their chair to get an aerial shot of their dinner are the exceptions that don’t necessitate outright photography bans.

Regardless, this is an interesting take on where photography has come with cameras being in every pocket and purse.


f/13.0 – 1/250 sec – ISO 200 – Focal Length 300 mm (with 25 mm extension tube)

Yellow Pepper
f/20.0 – 1/10 sec – ISO 100 – Focal Length 140 mm

Flavors of Summer
f/20.0 – 1/2 sec – ISO 100 – Focal Length 60 mm

Happy 4th of July!

Strawberries, White and Blue
f/20.0 – 1/4 sec – ISO 100 – Focal Length 85 mm

Photograph of a bowl of vegetable alphabet soup in a white bowl

Soup de Jour

This photo was an assignment for a commercial photography class.  The objective was to duplicate an ad in a magazine.  To do that I purchased the bowl and plate at Goodwill, a can of vegetable soup, a can of alphabet soup and a bag of frozen vegetable.  Then I complied the elements to make my bowl of soup match the ad as closely as possible even placing the noodle letters in the right order.

Still lIfe photograph of autum gourds

Ahhhh Fall
f/6.3 – 10 sec – ISO 200 – Focal Length 200 mm

Still life photograph of lemons

Make Lemonade
f/7.1 – 6.0 sec – ISO 100 – Focal Length 200 mm with 25 mm extension tube

Photo of a white pumpkin

A Pumpkin of a Different Color
f/7.1 – 1 sec – ISO 100 – Focal Length 200 mm with a 25 mm extension tube