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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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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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