Friday, August 31, 2012
Beet Salad at the Rhumb Line
More beautiful food from the Rhumb Line Restaurant in Ventura. This is the Beet Salad. I'm told it's one of their most popular dishes, and if it tastes as good as it looks I can sure see why! Once again this is right out of the camera, no fakery, and no inedible food here. This was right out of the kitchen, and ready to eat!
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Tomatoes from the Garden
These are some beautiful little tomatoes
from our garden. My wife has an incredible
green thumb. Our biggest plant is about
seven feet tall! So this is the first of
many tomato dishes.
These are Pink Grape Tomatoes. They are translucent, beautiful, and delicious. The basil is from the garden too. Now we just need our own buffalo for the Mozzarella. :-D
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
A couple of days ago you got to
see the ingredients. Now we have the results!
Food is a tricky thing to photograph. Especially
something like chicken salad. It has the very real
potential to come out looking like... well,
something you really do not want to eat.
In examining my favorite cookbooks, I have found that
lighting and garnish both play a major role in
making formless things interesting and appetizing.
In the not too distant future I will be starting a new project, a cookbook, with a friend who owns a great restaurant downtown. I have to practice because his food is so good I really want to do it justice!
Friday, March 10, 2006
Lunchtime Photo Shoot
This was actually taken before yesterday's photo of the day.
(yeah, I'm a little out of order :) Before I go out on a
job I like to experiment a little with different compositions
and lighting. This was an especially important thing this time
since I was not using my trusty AE-1. I would not trade my AE-1
for anything, but professional food photography is definitely
in the realm of the medium format camera with an interchangeable
Polaroid back, or a good digital camera. Without the immediate
feedback it is just too hit or miss to capture the wide range
of colors and textures.
Incidentally, I have some very kind friends who attended our wedding to thank for this shot. The extremely cool plate is part of a wedding gift.