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.

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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Back in the author business again

I’ve been involved in a community of food photographers on Facebook. We critique each other’s food images. The community is made up of about 1700 food photographers, stylists and bloggers from around the world at all different levels. I find … Continue reading

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