Capturing an Ambitious Tasting Experience at Restaurant Eugene
A great pleasure of working with Restaurant Eugene as a photographer is witnessing the creativity and skill deployed so consistently in the kitchen. The full depth of those qualities was on display recently when Executive Chef Chris Edwards presented Truffle Eugene, an ambitious week-long menu featuring black Perigord and white Alba truffles. There was a tasting menu that involved seven courses, each jam-packed with both types of truffles. There were also several a la carte menu items featuring truffles, and truffles could be added to many dishes for a surcharge. I had the opportunity to photograph the raw ingredients and the full tasting menu, which was spectacular. Continue reading “Shooting Truffle Eugene: When the Ingredients Cost More than Your Camera”
2017 – what a year of highs and lows. I got married, which is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. And even though I’ve changed jobs plenty of times, becoming my own boss was a huge leap; I’ve never been more excited or terrified about my career. Those major life events made up for plenty of stress and uncertainty in the past year, feelings that I know were pretty common across the country.
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In case you hadn’t heard, I’m freelancing full time now. In an extremely unusual (for me) turn of fate, my timing happened to be perfect. As I stepped out on my own in late September, the AJC was planning its Fall Dining Guide, which has just now been published. I reached out to the editors to let them know that I would be much more available for photoshoots, and they had a TON of assignments to dole out for this Autumn 2017 edition of the AJC Dining Guide.
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Most photography tips that you’ll find online are incredibly basic and cliche, even if they are important – the rule of thirds, “zoom with your feet,” etc. But last week I stumbled upon a tip that actually blew my mind: with some extremely cheap aftermarket accessories, you can reverse your camera’s included kit lens and use it for macrophotography (i.e., full-sized photos of tiny objects). Macrophotgraphy is one of those nerdy, gear-centric side interests for photographers, so of course it has always interested me. Equally as predictable: macro lenses are expensive, even more so when you consider that they have such a specific single use. Continue reading “Shockingly Cheap Macrophotography”
Thanks to an unusual bit of scheduling, my photos ended up all over the the August 11 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Go Guide. It was really exciting to see so much of my work in one place – hopefully it’s not the last time! Check out the weekly AJC Go Guide where you’ll probably see some of my photos more often than not. Continue reading “Busy Week for an Atlanta Photographer”