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Burdock Root Tea

I Prefer It Simple, Not Overwhelming

I enjoy creative pursuits when I’m not teaching, particularly photography. While I can set up lights and lighting ratios, hire stylists, do location scouting, and the wrangle million intricate parts of a photoshoot into a manageable production, it can be overwhelming. I often prefer the streamlined approach of the minimalist one-light photoshoot. Continue Reading

Key limes in bowl

Simple Composition in Green, Orange, and Brown

Photography is one of my life’s passions. I keep a lightweight tripod, light stand, tungsten bulb, and umbrella tucked away in the kitchen cabinet to capture the fleeting moments of beauty in food prep. With the right eye (and angle), you can transform the simple, humble ingredient like a key lime, rutabaga, or oyster mushroom […]

Pears in the morning sunlight

Pears in the Morning Light

I found an old photo in my archive that beautifully illustrates simplicity. These four pears recline gracefully in the sunlight, Rubenesque and carefree. The metadata for this photo is also simple: a crop sensor Canon 60D with the beautiful 85mm f/1.8, ISO 100, f/3.5, and a tripod-mounted 1/6 with a nearly imperceptible amount of sharpening […]

Ten juicy tangerines

Snack Time: Ten Tangerines

Snack time in my Afterschool class is always an exciting endeavor. Being health-conscious, it’s my duty to offer wholesome vittles to my students, especially since there’s a dearth of healthy food options available where I teach. Continue Reading

Vegan cupcake

Graceful

This muffin, muted and stately, sits atop a textured background and rises with a graceful elegance. More, it tasted divine. Graceful

Grapefruit, orange, and lemon juice made in an Omega juicer.

Power Juice After Yoga

I made one of my favorite juices this morning after an amazing yoga session: grapefruit, oranges, and lemons. Some call it an immune booster, I call it delicious.

National Donut Day

I received an unusual, last minute request to photograph donuts for a same-day publication. What was the rush? Today, June 6, 2014, is National Donut Day. Really (I never heard of it, either). The client wanted to seize the moment and be relevant to the confection-minded Googlers around the world.
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Lunch is Served

Here’s another editorial photoshoot featuring food—a Tofurky sandwich on a whole wheat bun with organic lettuce and tomato. This was photographed RAW using a Canon EOS 20D with an 85mm f/2 prime lens and edited in Aperture 3.

Let Them Eat Cupcakes

Today’s photoshoot was a tempting one—an online editorial food photoshoot with light, fluffy, and aromatic cupcakes. Two backgrounds were supplied: a simple, textured orange background and a red-orange Gingham cloth.

Let Them Eat Cupcakes. Delicious food photography by StillsWordsandMotion.com Continue Reading