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DIY Mozzarella for Caprese Stacked Salad

This article first appeared in the Oregon Wine Press, July 2014 As temperatures soar and curvy tomatoes ripen next to aromatic basil in gardens near and far, the season for the summer classic Caprese Salad is upon us again. This simple dish originated in Campania,…

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Lens Choice | Cheese Photography 101

One major advantage of DSLR photography is that you can change your lens. Lens choice makes a huge difference in the quality of your final image. Upgrading the kit lens that comes with your camera is a great investment. But where to begin? Let’s walk…

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Favorite Exposures | Cheese Photography 101

I can’t believe what I just discovered – Lightroom, my favorite image editing software allows me to to search my image catalog by camera settings.  As I work on the illustration slides for “Cheese Photography 101,” this is a lifesaver. With just a few clicks…

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Aperture | Focus the Eye

This is part 4 of a 5 part series on the Exposure Triangle. Three variables control the amount of light that reaches your camera sensor. Represented in the exposure triangle, these variables work together and affect the quality and composition of your image. Understanding and…

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The Farm at Doe Run – Chester County, PA

Last week I blogged about my recent trip to Chester County, PA, an up-and-coming cheese region that has seen the growth of specialty cheese develop at warp speed in the last decade. It’s exciting to see this pastoral wonderland just west of Philadelphia rediscover its…

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Pretzel Grilled Cheese Challenge

If you’re any kind of cheese lover, you probably heard somewhere during the month of April that it’s National Grilled Cheese Month. Somewhere along the line, someone – likely someone wanting to sell more grilled cheese – declared it so. With our ongoing love affair…

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Yellow Springs Farm – Chester County, PA

Sometimes opportunities present at just the right moment. Such was it last week when a somewhat impromptu trip took me back east to my roots to visit an emerging cheese scene in my home state of Pennsylvania. Chester County has been an agricultural region since…

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Shutter Speed | Freeze Frame vs. Flow Frame

This is part 2 of a 5 part series on the Exposure Triangle. Three variables control the amount of light that reaches your camera sensor. Represented in the exposure triangle, these variables work together and affect the quality and composition of your image. Understanding and…

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Exposure Triangle | Cheese Photography 101

The Foundation of Photography When you take your camera off Auto, you are in control of the exposure. As you strive to capture that perfect exposure – the perfect balance of light and dark in your image – you have three tools at your disposal,…

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Unwrapping: Cheese Paper as Background | Cheese Photography 101

When I photograph cheese, I like to approach it as a story. There are interesting elements even before a cheese is unwrapped. In fact, shots of wrapped cheese are often my favorites in the series. You can tell a lot about a cheese by the…

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