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Photofocus Q & A Podcast with Nicole S. Young — February 15, 2015
Processing Food Photography Using Lightroom & onOne Software
Food Photography Tip: Don’t Ignore the Background
5 Photo Tips While at a Farmers Market
Ten Tips on Photographing Food While Dining at a Restaurant
Real World with Lightroom Mobile
Girolamo Cracchiolo – Landscape & HDR Photographer
Different Tools = Different Perspectives
Lightroom Quick Tip: Selecting Keepers with the Survey Mode
Shoot What You Know; Know What You Shoot
Don’t Force Your Style
Food Photography Styling Tip: Use Styrofoam to Add Bulk

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5 Photo Tips While at a Farmers Market

At the time of writing this article, we’re just entering my favorite time of year: Autumn. Here in the Pacific Northwest, the temps are starting to drop, rainclouds are beginning to move in, and my favorite seasonal veggies and ales

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Real World with Lightroom Mobile

To explain how Lightroom Mobile fits into my workflow, I’ll use Adobe’s description of Lightroom Mobile and apply it to a recent shoot. We were on set shooting a food campaign for a local company in Melbourne Florida. We tethered our camera to the computer and fired up Lightroom. As I shot, images appeared on the computer for the art director and client to see. So far nothing unusual, until Lightroom Mobile entered the workflow!

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This is my resulting image from being inspired by my Instagram photograph.

Different Tools = Different Perspectives

I photograph a lot of food for my stock portfolio. Many of the images I have photographed were planned out, however, some of them are spur-of-the-moment images after cooking something beautiful. Recently, I made a blueberry French toast breakfast for

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Nikon D800, 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro lens, f/11, 1/200s, ISO 100. Cherry Supreme.

Shoot What You Know; Know What You Shoot

Nikon D800, 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro lens, f/11, 1/200s, ISO 100. Cherry Supreme. I truly enjoy chocolate. My grandmother makes chocolates as Christmas gifts each year, and as a student in High School I worked at a chocolate factory everyday

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Berry Bruschetta

Don’t Force Your Style

Several years back when I was just starting out as a photographer I was focused on increasing my technical skills, getting my images clean and sharp and, at a very basic level, I was just trying to make beautiful photographs.

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Food Photography: No Styling vs. Styling

Guest Post and photo by Styling is something that can really make a big difference in your food images. Heck, its so important in the industry that some people make it their full-time job! And since I mostly do my

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PestoCanon 7D, Canon 24-105ƒ/4L IS lens, 1/15th second at ƒ/5.6, ISO 100

Food Photography: Finding Triangles

In food photography, and photography in general, a good fundamental tip on composition is to create or find triangles in your images. Triangles keep the viewers eyes on the photo, since when you follow a triangle with your eyes you

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Salmon Before/AfterCanon 7D, Canon 24-105 ƒ/4L IS lens, 1/50th sec at ƒ/4, ISO 100

Getting Perfect White Balance with Food Photography

One of the most common challenges I have seen many new food photographers struggle with is getting proper white balance (colors) and also exposure (tones/brightness/contrast) in their food images. When we photograph people we usually have a skin tone to

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real-world-lrmobile-header

Real World with Lightroom Mobile

To explain how Lightroom Mobile fits into my workflow, I’ll use Adobe’s description of Lightroom Mobile and apply it to a recent shoot. We were on set shooting a food campaign for a local company in Melbourne Florida. We tethered our camera to the computer and fired up Lightroom. As I shot, images appeared on the computer for the art director and client to see. So far nothing unusual, until Lightroom Mobile entered the workflow!

Read More
This is my resulting image from being inspired by my Instagram photograph.

Different Tools = Different Perspectives

I photograph a lot of food for my stock portfolio. Many of the images I have photographed were planned out, however, some of them are spur-of-the-moment images after cooking something beautiful. Recently, I made a blueberry French toast breakfast for

Read More
Nikon D800, 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro lens, f/11, 1/200s, ISO 100. Cherry Supreme.

Shoot What You Know; Know What You Shoot

Nikon D800, 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro lens, f/11, 1/200s, ISO 100. Cherry Supreme. I truly enjoy chocolate. My grandmother makes chocolates as Christmas gifts each year, and as a student in High School I worked at a chocolate factory everyday

Read More
Berry Bruschetta

Don’t Force Your Style

Several years back when I was just starting out as a photographer I was focused on increasing my technical skills, getting my images clean and sharp and, at a very basic level, I was just trying to make beautiful photographs.

Read More

Food Photography: No Styling vs. Styling

Guest Post and photo by Styling is something that can really make a big difference in your food images. Heck, its so important in the industry that some people make it their full-time job! And since I mostly do my

Read More
PestoCanon 7D, Canon 24-105ƒ/4L IS lens, 1/15th second at ƒ/5.6, ISO 100

Food Photography: Finding Triangles

In food photography, and photography in general, a good fundamental tip on composition is to create or find triangles in your images. Triangles keep the viewers eyes on the photo, since when you follow a triangle with your eyes you

Read More
Salmon Before/AfterCanon 7D, Canon 24-105 ƒ/4L IS lens, 1/50th sec at ƒ/4, ISO 100

Getting Perfect White Balance with Food Photography

One of the most common challenges I have seen many new food photographers struggle with is getting proper white balance (colors) and also exposure (tones/brightness/contrast) in their food images. When we photograph people we usually have a skin tone to

Read More

Food Photography

One thing that I really like to photograph is food. It combines two things I love to do – take photos and cook! Here are some things to keep in mind when setting up for food photography: Lighting: As usual,

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