Authentic Japanese Miso Ramen Soup :: hodgepodge of noodles, lights, cameras and eating

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0 to 100 on the food photography posts. Am I right?!

Today, on the specials board, authentic Miso Ramen Soup from scratch both culinarily and photographically. Almost anyway.

30 second food photo shoot :: CARDENAS Black Truffle Balsamic Vinegar

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Amazingly, just a post or two ago i just pointed out that there hadn't been enough food photography posts pouring out of these digits as of late.

Suppose you could say it has been officially made up for.

Today we will examine not only the whys and hows of this photograph . . .

. . . BUT. . .

we will also learn about CARDENAS South Philadelphia Oil & Vinegar Taproom.

Yeah. I said that.

Oil & Vinegar Taproom. Fuck me sideways and silly from Seattle to San Antonio.

So without further ado.

Oh.

Almost forgot.

Sure the photograph may have taken 30 seconds but the post may be a hair longer of a read. I promise to keep it as short as I know how to.

food photography :: BAT (bacon avocado tomato)

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 Ok, so the sandwich ain't the prettiest in the world. A chef, I am not. But a visual and literary storyteller? That I am.

Are You Addicted To SOUP?

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Tortilla
It was when recently watching Bill Simmons do his best Bull Durham speech on HBO that I had succumbed to Step One: Admit we are powerless over this soup addiction.

Nikon D5 :: Thinking Outside the Box at the Ocean City New Jersey Air Show

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Grab a nice glass of pinot noir and cozy up for a nice educational and entertaining read. Because we are all have attention spans of house flies these days and we all should read just a bit more. Feed your brain people. Videos are great but you gotta slow the neurons down once in a while. Ingest. Enjoy.

Nevertheless. Let's move on to today's topic.

fabulous female actor headshots w/ today's study of the bryanna gallagher session

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Yeah yeah yeah. That's some long ass title and even more I drop a bomb like "study." So official sounding. So academic.

Well, I hope I didn't scare too many of you away because let it be known here and now that although I may hit you over the head with some IEDs of intelligence, I am anything but PC in these writings. In fact, some years ago, Google kicked me out of one of their programs for the sometimes provocative content herein. And no. I don't mean porn. I don't shoot porn. I digress.

Without further ado . . . 

The Bryanna Gallagher shoot.  

Nikon D5 :: real, real world review (askew)

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It's been a big year of DSLR releases. Most notably, the flagships Nikon and Canon, D5 and 1dx Mark ii, respectively. These two beasts made their debut at this year's Rio Olympics . . . and rightfully so.

Without further ado, I intimately share with you my experiences only a week in since Suzy Greenberg's arrival. I'll explain her (Nikon D5) name herein if you're curious.

super selfies on steroids :: the how and why of self portrait sessions

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On the recent 6 year anniversary post, [here], after sharing a few, I suppose a good term would be, selfies on steroids, I thought that a nice iteration of selfie posts past would be uber appropriate.

People, the power of the selfie (on steroids) is synergistically exponential or exponentially synergistic. I'm not quite sure which distribution makes better sense. Either way. You hopefully catch my drift. No, not from last night's falafel. The power of the selfie is pretty legit.

Join with me today as I school you on the subject. Recess is over!

photo magic :: mixing water and electricity

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As promised, by the end of today's post you will also possess the sorcery to create similar photo trickery.

Leading up to the day of this shoot, I was spinning my wheels trying to figure out how on earth I would use one or more 9 volt batteries and a couple plain ole insulated wires   to light the CFL bulb.

You see, knowing that I was planning on dropping a lit bulb into a fish tank filled with water, I had the foresight (a rare occurrence) to plan a way to do this WITHOUT plugging into the wall outlets of the studio.

Admittedly, I'm no fan of the fiddling of electricity's natural intentions.

Yes, rooms full of high powered photo gear gets me all weak in the knees but I save the disassembling and repair of said gear, to those with formal electrical engineering backgrounds.

Without further ado...

6 year anniversary post :: progressing forward like a shark, or else . . .

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I promised to post the BTS from the previous post; light bulb in water. However, I so didn't realize this milestone was already upon us. For the stalkers and peepers, yes, the actual date is July 15th but let's consider a couple leap years or some other cosmic shit and we will call it square.

Let us dive into this year's, Holy Shit, 6th!!! Yes, 6th anniversary post.

deep thoughts :: brilliant (pun intended) ideas to help you succeed

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I've been going through many changes as of recently.

No, no, no. I still have a dick. Not that kind of change! Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Call this an informal self audit that I'd like to share with you, my fellow creatives, specifically, filmmakers and photographers, to help you become a wiser and more wicked whip with a magic wand. Ok, That was a total stretch and reach for my often overuse of alliteration.

how to better your food photography game in 5 easy steps

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Of the many photography niches one may pursue, today, the best food photogs get as much street cred as staffer for Vogue.

Inversely proportionate are the gazillion social networkers that are sharing food porn on the Gram faster than mosquitos sharing Zika at the Rio Olympics. #justsaying

So you wanna step up your game and creatively capture culinary creations as a career, yeah?

Today, I'm dropping food bombs on your brains. . . .

the life of my :: observations of a dadpreneur

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Get it? "Life of My"? as in "Life of Pi? Yup. Bad jokes this early in.

Oh how the perceived life of a photographer and/or filmmaker can be so awry. . .