Cheese Chick Productions

Holiday Mini Shoot Promotional Package

Now that the kids are back in school, football has returned and a chill is in the morning air, that can mean only one thing – fall is here and holidays are on the horizon!! I’ve developed a package to help you get your beautiful…

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Holiday 2014 Mini Shoot Deposit

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Improve Your Digital Workflow | Cheese Photography 101

With an edible product like cheese, you want people to “eat with their eyes first”. Social media provides a great platform to do just that. Even if you already know how to take great pictures of your cheese, without a system in place to plan,…

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Basic Image Editing with Adobe Lightroom | Cheese Photography 101

Lightroom is my secret sauce to make my images shine. I’ve been using this powerful program for about 2 years after a kick-ass Creative Live class on Lightroom Workflow. Lightroom allows me to quickly and easily manage, edit and share my images in all sorts…

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American Cheese Society Best of Show Winners & Photography Project

In 2013, I embarked on a challenge to photograph all American Cheese Society Best of Show winners through the years.  Below is a master list of all Best of Show winners with links to additional photos and information about each cheese. 1987 & 1993 -…

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Best of Show 2014 – Anatomy of a Shoot

The cheese arrived in a nondescript, white Styrofoam container with little fanfare. The clandestine hand-off arranged in a chance meeting between sessions. “Would you like to do it?” Of course I would.  “Do you have time?” I’ll make it – taking beautiful pictures of cheese…

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Prop 15 Challenge – Enhance Your Prop Collection | Cheese Photography 101

Competent photography is an essential for skill small businesses. For all but the largest companies, there is no budget to hire a professional for everyday shots but there are simple things you can do to improve your chances of getting a good image. One of…

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Setting the Scene | Surfaces that Make Your Cheese Shine

Once you’re comfortable with your camera, lenses, composition and exposure, you’ll undoubtedly begin to think in terms of images you’d like to capture. One of the most enjoyable parts of is choosing props to set your scene. You’ll want to make a shelf (or two!)…

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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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