Cheese And Wine

This is one of our latest work. There are many differences between photographing people and products. People can communicate their emotions and how they are feeling with their facial and body expressions. Products don't. So, we need to set them up in a way that  we can communicate the emotions and mood we want them to represent. We love doing product photography. It is challenging. 

Product Photography - Smoothies for SooGood

We have a  passion for photography and a passion for good and beautiful food. Put those two together and this is what we get. We love to make food photography. We enjoy working with different textures, shapes and colors of food.  We are very detail oriented. That is key to do any kind of food photography. We are currently working on taking photos for SooGood. A smoothie and coffee place that recently opened its doors in Natick, next to Planet Fitness. 

Pears

This morning I decided to work on some personal projects. A while ago a friend of mine gave me a sample of  a cement counter top she didn't need. I thought that it could be fantastic to use it to place some subjects in my photography. I picked up some pears to photograph this morning and I immediately remembered that I had this block. It's colors and texture were a perfect complement for my pears.  I set the pears on the cement. Using natural light, I turned the camera on and selected live view. I started placing reflectors, one at a time where I though some fill light was needed until I saw the result I wanted on my camera. When I was happy with the lighting, I took the photo. At the end, I used three white boards for fill light. One to reflect the pears on the back. The other two were used to reflect each of the pear slices.  

Daily Picture - Mandarine Oranges

Mandarine orange is one of my favorite fruits. Easy to peel and very refreshing. But, I believe that what I like the most is the mandarine juice. That is delicious! Since mandarines are in season, I thought it would be a good idea to use them for a photograph. 

For this picture I used window light in the back, a reflector on the left and two mirrors. One to light the front of the fruit, and the other one to light the glass and the fruit bowl. 

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Daily Picture - Cakes For The Sleepy Baker

I really enjoy taking pictures for Liz Berman from The Sleepy Baker. We did some photo shoots for her website last year. Going back to work together was very nice. This time one of the pictures was for a First birthday cake that included a smash cake. Gorgeous cakes. To take the picture I used window light and some reflectors on the right and the front.

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Daily Picture - Chocolate Wafers Rolls - Barquillos de Chocolate

Chocolate wafers rolls is a snack/dessert that my family really enjoys, specially my older son. He can't get enough of them. What is not to like about them? They are crunchy and have chocolate inside. What else do you need for dessert? perhaps some ice cream to go with it? that would be the perfect combination. Now that I'm writing this, I am thinking on a lot of possible desserts that would taste great in company of these wafers. 

 Exposure: 5.0 Sec at f/8.0  ISO Speed Rating: ISO125  Focal Length: 100mm  Lens: EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM   Flash: Continuos light

Exposure: 5.0 Sec at f/8.0

ISO Speed Rating: ISO125

Focal Length: 100mm

Lens: EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Flash: Continuos light

Daily Picture - Thanksgiving Turkey

We celebrated Thanksgiving at home with the kids today. Because it was going to be dinner for four, we decided to buy the smallest turkey possible. It was a 7.8 lb. turkey. We also decided to make it a little different from the traditional thanksgiving dinner. So we made "beer can turkey". We mixed half of the beer with oregano, paprika, salt and pepper and injected that juice into the meat. We cooked it in the oven at 275F, which is lower than usual. It took about 2 hours and 45 minutes to cook. The skin came out crispy and the meat was very moist and delicious! We carved the meat a little thick which allowed us to taste all the juices and flavors. We also added some crispy bacon to the gravy. We ate it with roasted potatoes, green beans and a delicious salad. And we finished the meal with a home made apple pie and vanilla ice cream. Oh my! What a wonderful dinner we had. 

  Exposure: 1/80 Sec at f/5.0   ISO Speed Rating: ISO2000  Focal Length: 17mm  Lens: Olympus M.17mm F1.8   Flash: Didn't fire

Exposure: 1/80 Sec at f/5.0

ISO Speed Rating: ISO2000

Focal Length: 17mm

Lens: Olympus M.17mm F1.8

Flash: Didn't fire

Daily Picture - Coconut Lollipop (Bombones de Coco)

Once in a while we run into some of our traditional Colombian sweets. This lollipop is one of those things that we remember eating when we were little. It is made with coconut and dark brown sugar. It is very sticky and sweet buy yummy. It is one of those things that brings out special memories.

To take this photo, I had a fuschia background with LED christmas lights. I added a continuos light on the left with a diffusor. I also had a light illuminating the lollipop from the bottom and a reflector on the right. 

 Exposure: 3.2 Sec at f/8.0  ISO Speed Rating: ISO100  Focal Length: 100mm  Lens: EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM   Flash: Continuos light

Exposure: 3.2 Sec at f/8.0

ISO Speed Rating: ISO100

Focal Length: 100mm

Lens: EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Flash: Continuos light

Daily Picture - Smoothies

A good smoothie is very easy to make. It only takes fruit, in this case blackberries, milk and sugar.  Put everything in a blender and you'll have delicious smooties in no time.

To take this picture, I placed the smootie on a table in fronto of a window. I added a white reflectores on each side to add some light in the front and some definition to the side edge of the glass..  

 Exposure: 1/40 Sec at f/4.0  ISO Speed Rating: ISO400   Focal Length: 100mm   Lens: EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM   Flash: Didn't fire

Exposure: 1/40 Sec at f/4.0

ISO Speed Rating: ISO400

Focal Length: 100mm

Lens: EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Flash: Didn't fire