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.

Peru comes home

This post is about two different events that have come together unexpectedly. With the exception of one year, for the past four years, a group of friends have hired my amazing food stylist, Chef Michael Giletto, as a private chef. … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Resolution of a Food Photographer

Thanksgiving is gone and Christmas and Chanukah are right around the corner. So, what’s next? It’s time to make a New Year’s resolution for 2016. What can that be? What do I need to do – professionally speaking that is. … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

This week is a week of cooking…strangely enough for a food photographer, something that I don’t particularly care to do. Perhaps I should photograph tomorrow’s turkey. Not if it looks like last year’s :) That is why I always prefer to … Continue reading

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Chocolate – a topic that is dear to my heart.

Today is National Chocolate Day. Whether it’s milk, dark or even white, I wish you the chocolate of your dreams.  Chocolate is a topic that is very dear to my heart. I am a chocoholic. At least I was until … Continue reading

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A Feature by Thumbtack

Thumbtack Spotlight My Thumbtack profile Jerry Deutsch is a professional still-life and product photographer specializing in food photography. He can fulfill all of your photographic needs in his New Jersey studio or on location at your site. Photography by Jerry, … Continue reading

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Food Photography tips for beginners – a blog post for Blurb

After publishing and printing my blurb book, I was approached by blurb to do a blog post for them on food photography. Here is what I gave them: We use all of our senses when eating. We eat with our … Continue reading

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Taking your food photography to the next level

What do you do with time on your hands and a credit at Blurb? You write a book of course. Based on the the most common comments made at our Food Photography Critique site on Facebook, I compiled a list … Continue reading

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