Photography Fundamentals | Understanding Exposure

Just dipping your toe into cheese photography? Welcome – you’re in the right place! This is Part 1 of the Photography Fundamentals series – the perfect place to begin your exploration of DLSR Photography. Thanks for stopping by. ****************** Capturing the shot you imagine begins with camera fundamentals. Your exposure settings are all about understanding…

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All About the Glass: Choosing a Camera Lens

One major advantage of using a DSLR camera is that you can change your lens. Lens choice makes a huge difference in the quality of your final image. “a good lens on a mediocre camera will yield a better photo than a mediocre lens on a professional camera”   Upgrading the kit lens that comes…

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Choosing a Camera for Food Photography

With so many different brands and features, it can be overwhelming to choose a camera, especially when you are making that big leap from entry-level point and shoot to something with more functionality to express your creative vision.   The first big hurdle is deciding between point and shoot models and a DSLR, which stands…

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Cheese Photography 101 Success Story – Pam Trail – Mt. Townsend Creamery

It was quite a thrill to watch the developing skills and confidence in participants of Cheese Photography 101 this fall. Being able to steer them past some common pitfalls of the photography journey… some of the same traps that slowed me down as I learned the craft… was super rewarding. Two stand-out participants were kind…

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Cheese Photography 101 — Preview – Module 1

A few of you have been in touch wondering just what the heck Cheese Photography 101 IS and HOW works. I made a little video overview of Module 1 – sharing a look at: Featured Lectures Assignments Office Hour content It also looks at how this module builds into future modules and how much time…

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Cheese Photography 101 Success Story: Rachel Kleine, Green Dirt Farm

One of the best things about instructing Cheese Photography 101 this fall was watching the development of my students. It was such a thrill being able to help guide them through some of the pitfalls of food photography and provide the needed support as they begin to create a library of beautiful cheese images. Two…

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DIY Food Photography Surface | Cheese Photography 101

When you’re setting up a shoot, most likely you’ll have to move a table into position near your best light source and go. But what if it’s a folding table with a less-than desirable surface? The Week Three Bonus Assignment for Cheese Photography 101 for Makers, Mongers & Bloggers is going to solve your problem…

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Take a Photo Walk – Cheese Photography 101 – Week 2

Assignment – Take a Photo Walk Explore a place that’s special to you or see the everyday in a new way with a 30 – 45 minute Outdoor Photo Walk somewhere close to you. This could be a park, your farm, your backyard. Nature, people and animals are all fine subjects. Avoid cheese as a…

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Cheese Photography 101 Fall 2014 Survey

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Scholarship Winners 2014 | Cheese Photography 101

Congratulations to the Cheese Photography 101 Scholarship Winners, Fall 2014. Cheesemaker winner: Roberta Gillott – Crooked Mile Cheese, Vermont Cheesemonger winner: Shawn Bryant – The Natural Grocery Company, California A big Thank You to ALL applicants. I seriously got goosebumps reading your applications and your visions for what a difference better photography skills could mean…

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