Masterpiece Deli Food Shoot { Hudson Valley Headshot Photographer }

I had a great opportunity to work with the guys over at Masterpiece Deli, who are putting together some really great sandwiches, with fresh and creative ingredients.  Although that’s not all they’re cooking.  They also have some great breakfast options.  I went  out there to shoot some of their other menu items.  It was fun because I had a chance to work Justin again, which was great, because I really like working with Justin.  Again, it’s just so much fun working with someone who’s passionate about what they do.

For this first shot up there, Justin put together some great salads, and even included some of his bacon from the Hudson Valley Bacon Company.  I really liked how we squared all of the

Rob Lawler and Truffle Table { Hudson Valley Headshot Photographer }

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go shoot some food shots for Truffle Table here in Hudson Valley.  It’s a great little wine and cheese restaurant. They have a wide selection of wines, and then they have this completely fantastic selection of cheeses.  I shouldn’t say that’s all they have, because in reality they have a ton of other items on their menu, which are all delicious.

First up is the headshot, which again, no surprise is one of my favorite shots of the day.  After working with Rob all day, I really wanted to get a portrait of him.  I really liked his character.  He was humble, nice, and passionate about the food he was serving.  I always love watching people work when they real

Old Major { Hudson Valley Headshot Photographer }

If you’re looking for a great [Hudson Valley food photographer]( Valley-food-photographer.aspx), you should really check out my portfolio.  While I do mostly shoot fashion, I have a real love for food photography.  It’s probably because I grew up cooking, and have always has a passion for great food.

I finally have some breathing room to get caught up on my blogging.  Expect to see a bunch of stuff that I’ve worked on lately.  One of the things that I’ve been working on lately is updating my food portfolio.  I want to branch out a bit, and start booking more work for that market segment.  I have to be honest though,… really what I love is taking pictures o

Playing around with my food photography again Hudson Valley Food Photographer

I’ve been trying to branch out a little bit with my photography work lately.  At the end of the day I’m still a portrait artist.  That will always be my number one passion, but if I’m going to make a real run at photography then I need to diversify a bit.  It’s a hard business out there, and the more avenues I have for making money, the better.  Of course it’s not 100% just about money, the areas that I’m branching into are also areas that I love as well.

In a lot of ways I grew up a cook, and at various points in my life I’ve seriously considered going to culinary school.  Cooking for a living is probably on par with the level of difficulty as being a photographer.  Th

Triathlete magazine Hudson Valley Photographer

I had an awesome chance to work with one of the best triathlete/chef combos here in Hudson Valley.  I was super excited to be able to shoot for another magazine that you could actually pick off the shelf, and I was stoked when they picked me for this shoot.  Seeing as how I wanted to make sure that this shoot went well I actually went in advance to the venue to scope out some locations for the shoot.  Which gave me a great chance to meet and talk to who I was going to be shooting for the portrait.  David Dawson is both an instructor at Johnson and Wales, as well as being a triathlete.  Something that I was certainly impressed by.  What was great about this guy w

Hudson Valley Food Photographer Linger Desert Shoot

I had an amazing opportunity to work with a new resteraunt in my area called linger on a featured desert that’s going to be featured in an online magazine called  I’m really stoked about this whole shoot.  It really was a blast, and I forgot how much I miss working with food photography.  It’s both wonderfully challenging and oddly interesting.  It’s really amazing how hard it can be to photograph something that is seemingly so freaking simple.  It’s still, it doesn’t move, but without the perfect light and colors that are perfect it will come out looking surprisingly weird.  Food photography is both about focus and lighting, and well we all know how intere

Food Photographer in Hudson Valley { Grilled Alaskan Salmon }

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Grilled Salmon = Yum.  No Seriously.  I recently had a chance to do a bit of food photography which was a total blast.  I always forget how stressful food is to shoot though.  It’s not easy.  I realize it doesn’t move, it can’t show emotion, but it’s a real challenge to get something that looks nice on a plate without it ending up looking dead and dried out.  I have noticed a recent trend of photographers to get into food photography, but not putting in the hard work it takes to learn how to light food.  Yes I know surprising but it’s complicated to light food.  And also surprising is the fact that you light food a

Engagement Photography in Hudson Valley { Tiffany + Tony }

Man I’ve been lax in getting around to writing another blog post.  It’s been forever I feel like.  I just wanted to throw these up real quick and give you guys a look at this shoot that I’ve been working on lately.  On another note I took another awesome trip down to Austin that was really great for me.  It was great to meet a bunch of people down there and I was sad that I couldn’t stay for SXSW.  I do really love that place.  Although I have no interest in being down there with all the heat and humidity.  I hate that feeling of being gross whether you’re all clean or not.

Anyways back to my shoot.  Everyone say hi to Tiffany and Tony.  These guys were

Food Photographer in Hudson Valley { Food Shootout }

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I sure did have some fun this last weekend.  I went on a food shoot out.  Cooking and shooting.  I was surprised to find out how hard that actually is.  It takes time and patience to shoot food, it takes those same two things to cook it.  So shooting and cooking is quite a challenge.  My hat goes off to all you food bloggers out there.  I’m not sure how you do it all the time.  I would get annoyed and bored a bit to quickly and easily.  Alhtough I guess I didn’t just have one dish to shoot, I cooked up 3 dishes, and photographed all 3 of them.  which was certainly quite a challenge.

Hudson Valley Food Photographer { Walnut Craisin Goat Cheese Salad }

First off if you’re looking for a [Food Photographer in Hudson Valley]( Valley-Food-Photographer.aspx “Hudson Valley Food Photographer “) check out my portfolio.

Well how was everyones holidays?  I hope you all had a great time, good food, and good friends.  I know I certainly did.  It wasn’t as long as I wanted, but honestly what vacation is.  I wanted to show off some recent shots I did of a rather nice little salad.  It’s a vinegrette dressing, with fresh spring greens, goat cheese crumbles, with walnuts and pecans.  The way that the goat cheese