Photography & Props

Photo Friday: How I Edit

Tia To

Next to, “What kind of camera do you use,” the second-most common question I get is about editing: Do you use Photoshop? Do you edit your photos? How much do you edit your photos? What do you do? No. Yes. As little as possible. I’ll show you. And I’ll warn you right now – you [...]

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Photo Friday: Food Styling Workshop

Food Styling Workshop

43 hours on the ground 6.5 in the air 2 trips to Trader Joe’s 1 trip to In N Out for a cheeseburger – animal style 12 hours at Todd & Diane’s faaaaabulous studio

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DIY: Wooden Table Top Tutorial

DIY: How to make a wooden table top prop

I promised many of you a “How To” on the table tops we’ve been using for the last couple of months. They’re super easy to do, the one pictured below I actually did all by myself today in under an hour… with the help of a couple of convenience items to help with the sanding. [...]

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Photo Fridays: Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

A few weeks ago, a reader left a comment asking about what it looked like behind the scenes. This is what it looks like when you take 5 steps back. On a good day. On a more normal day, there are a gajillion toys on the floor in the background and a toddler trying to [...]

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The Greatest Job in the World

Adam Pearson, Food Stylist

The highlight of day 4 was the Food Styling and Photography session by Matt Armendariz and Adam Pearson. We discussed styling: plating, structuring, crumbs, and magical dollops. We discussed styling tools: eye droppers, skewers, paint brushes, kitchen torches, museum wax (to hold utensils in place on plates), and Polygrip (to hold food items in place [...]

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Day Tres: Food Blog Camp

I’m not sure what was the most fun experience at Food Blog Camp today… getting the chance to capture some of Grand Velas’ most talented head chefs in action, in beautiful, perfect natural light. Having the White on Rice Couple pay us a huge compliment via twitter (squee!). Hearing David, Elise, and Jaden speak on [...]

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Food Blog Camp: Seeing the Light

9am comes earrrrly when you go to bed late… and then you lay in bed because you’re too excited about the next day’s photography workshop to sleep. Diane Cu and Todd Porter of White on Rice Couple led the first photography workshop, Using Natural Light and Its Movement, on Day 2 of Food Blog Camp. [...]

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Hola From Food Blog Camp!

Just thought I’d share a few shots from Day 1 of Food Blog Camp: Food Blog Camp has been… amazing. Eye-opening. Tequila-y. Fun. Exhausting. Delicious. Tequila-y. I could write a book but since I wouldn’t have the time to read it myself, I’ll stick to a daily recap. The hosting resort, Grand Velas Riviera Maya, [...]

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