Author Archives: Jerry

About Jerry

I was a science teacher for 31 years. During that time I photographed wedding and Bar Mitzvahs for about 15 years but that was in the days before digital. Being a teacher, I had my summers free so I assisted food and commercial still life photographers in NYC for 3 summers and fell in love with it. Having a wife and a mortgage, it was not practical to give up a job in teaching and go into photography so I put off my dream of becoming a food photographer until I retired from teaching. Now I am living my dream - I am a food and product photographer servicing New York City, Philadelphia and all of New Jersey.

Death Valley

I took a week and flew to Las Vegas and then headed out to Death Vally for a couple of nights. I wasn’t expecting 105 degrees in April but, as they say, it was a dry heat. I took almost … Continue reading

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Advice for Product Photographers

I was asked to contribute to a blog posting about advice to product photographers…here is what I wrote: A product photographer has to be skilled in at least four areas. You have to be technically skilled, artistically skilled, skilled in … Continue reading

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Back from Costa Rica

I’m sorry that this post is not about food photography. I just got back from vacation in Costa Rica and had to share some of my photos with you. My wife and I had an absolutely great time and are … Continue reading

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Holiday Photos

So, the Facebook group I am administering decided that this month’s challenge would be holiday food. What comes to mind? A plate of christmas cookies and a glass of milk on the mantle? A fruitcake? Stollen? An out of focus … Continue reading

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OMG It’s December

I can’t believe another year has come and gone. So, before I forget, I want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year.

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Beautiful Food

When you get together with other food photographer, whether its for a workshop or a discussion, the topic of Ugly Food always comes up. “What do you hate to shoot?” It can be soup, potted meat, or curry. But whatever … Continue reading

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Interview with a food stylist – Melanie Dubberley

This type-A has patience for minutiae, and she’s not afraid to use it. And yes, the girl colored in the lines as a kid. Some may call it OCD. Melanie calls it making things pretty. In fact, she has been … Continue reading

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