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.

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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Time to Upgrade

I’ve been looking into upgrading to a medium format camera for some time now but, my business didn’t warrant that large a format – especially at that high a cost…very high cost. But, Canon has raised the bar for the Digital SLR … Continue reading

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Vacation Expectation

I just went on a great trip to Spain, Portugal and Morocco. I got some great photographs and memories. But, as a food photographer, I am expected to take photos of food in these countries. Well, I was on a … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is my presentation

As you know from my last post, I was asked to do a presentation on food photography for food entrepreneurs by Foorpreneur. What do I talk about? This is supposed to be an educational experience for the students but, it … Continue reading

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My First Presentation

I’ve been asked to make a presentation at a bootcamp to Food Entrepreneurs to tell them the importance of good food photography, and how to achieve it. It is an educational program to train people new to the food industry. … Continue reading

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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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