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Photographer of the Day: merulu5
Gobble up your favorite food photographs!
What Is Tethered Shooting & Why Do I Love It So Much?
Quick Tip: Cut Off Elements for Still Life Creativity
A Low-Key Thanksgiving: Focus on the Details
Food Photography in a Working Restaurant

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Food | Photographer: slingblade_2004Curator: Bryan Esler

Photographer of the Day: slingblade_2004

Category: Food Photographer: slingblade_2004 Photo: “Thanksgiving Table” When I think of Thanksgiving, I get all warm inside. The turkey, stuffing, cranberries…it’s an amazing feast! This photo by slingblade_2004 captures the holiday beautifully and shows the communal table in its glory. The

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Food | Photographer: Mazhar KhanCurator: Bryan Esler

Photographer of the Day: Mazhar Khan

Category: Food Photographer: Mazhar Khan Photo: “Light Lunch” Mazhar’s photo reminds me of my time overseas last year, during those cold, rainy days where all I wanted to do was eat some soup under a blanket. The photograph really creates a

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Food | Photographer: stevenclintbrookesCurator: Bryan Esler

Photographer of the Day: stevenclintbrookes

Category: Food Photographer: stevenclintbrookes Photo: “Breakfast POV” I love Steven’s point of view on what is just a simple bowl of Cheerio’s. By having a shallow depth of filed, Steven gets the spoon in focus and provides a backdrop to the

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Food | Photographer: merulu5Curator: Bryan Esler

Photographer of the Day: merulu5

Category: Food Photographer: merulu5 Photo: “wishes” This is rather fitting, as today is Photofocus’ 20th birthday. merulu5 does a great job of capturing the scene here. The colors are surreal, and the depth of field really makes the cake and candles

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Gobble up your favorite food photographs!

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we want to see your best food photographs for our November Photographer of the Day feature! Whether it’s that perfect turkey, stuffing, potatoes and cranberries on your table or some great 5-star restaurant-quality food items,

Read More
Thanksgiving Food Details

A Low-Key Thanksgiving: Focus on the Details

For the past several years, our Thanksgivings have been pretty low-key as a family. We sleep in, watch football and eat turkey. Needless to say, there’s not much activity…unless you’re in the kitchen. And while we’ve all seen tons of

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Food shoot by kevin ames

Food Photography in a Working Restaurant

Small restaurants just don’t have the budgets that chains do. Creating a series of photographs for table tents while a restaurant is filed with customers is challenging. It’s also a whole lot of fun. The job Mike, the manager of

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Getting Taped Up

Here’s a great tip I got from watching some grips quickly change gels on some frames. In the past, when you removed an old gel or diffusion material you always had the mess of the sticky material. Either the 2-sided

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Feature

Cucoloris for Shadowed Texture

So often someone will take the time to light the talent to look great but forget to light the background and give the image some depth: One method is to use a Cucoloris. Some will refer to it a s

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Feature

C-Stands 101

One of the most used tools on a Hollywood set, oh heck on any set, is the C-Stand. C in Roman numerals representing the numeral 100 is how the C-Stand got its name, 100’s of uses. When closed it’s 53″

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Food | Photographer: stevenclintbrookesCurator: Bryan Esler

Photographer of the Day: stevenclintbrookes

Category: Food Photographer: stevenclintbrookes Photo: “Breakfast POV” I love Steven’s point of view on what is just a simple bowl of Cheerio’s. By having a shallow depth of filed, Steven gets the spoon in focus and provides a backdrop to the

Read More
Food | Photographer: merulu5Curator: Bryan Esler

Photographer of the Day: merulu5

Category: Food Photographer: merulu5 Photo: “wishes” This is rather fitting, as today is Photofocus’ 20th birthday. merulu5 does a great job of capturing the scene here. The colors are surreal, and the depth of field really makes the cake and candles

Read More
potd-19-new.jpg

Gobble up your favorite food photographs!

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we want to see your best food photographs for our November Photographer of the Day feature! Whether it’s that perfect turkey, stuffing, potatoes and cranberries on your table or some great 5-star restaurant-quality food items,

Read More
Thanksgiving Food Details

A Low-Key Thanksgiving: Focus on the Details

For the past several years, our Thanksgivings have been pretty low-key as a family. We sleep in, watch football and eat turkey. Needless to say, there’s not much activity…unless you’re in the kitchen. And while we’ve all seen tons of

Read More
Food shoot by kevin ames

Food Photography in a Working Restaurant

Small restaurants just don’t have the budgets that chains do. Creating a series of photographs for table tents while a restaurant is filed with customers is challenging. It’s also a whole lot of fun. The job Mike, the manager of

Read More
Feature

Getting Taped Up

Here’s a great tip I got from watching some grips quickly change gels on some frames. In the past, when you removed an old gel or diffusion material you always had the mess of the sticky material. Either the 2-sided

Read More
Feature

Cucoloris for Shadowed Texture

So often someone will take the time to light the talent to look great but forget to light the background and give the image some depth: One method is to use a Cucoloris. Some will refer to it a s

Read More
Feature

C-Stands 101

One of the most used tools on a Hollywood set, oh heck on any set, is the C-Stand. C in Roman numerals representing the numeral 100 is how the C-Stand got its name, 100’s of uses. When closed it’s 53″

Read More
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Behind the Scenes: Pasta on a Fork

When photographing food, adding a utensil in the scene can imply the action of someone getting ready to eat the food, which can “humanize” your photograph and make it more relatable. However, in many cases it is difficult to hand-hold

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No Sippy Cups here, just Baby Plates

Some of the most used tools on a Hollywood set are C-Stands and Apple Boxes. Then there are these little babies, Baby Plates. What is a Baby Plate you ask? It’s a 5/8 stud, about 3″ tall, welded onto a

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