What Does a Photographer of Food Do For Fun?

Tall orange and yellow tower.

What type of flower is this?

Pink and Orange Rose

I loved the gentle colors of this rose.

Do you remember when photography was awe inspiring? When every day brought you pleasure just because you had a camera in your hand? Before having more equipment that requires a pack mule? Before there were clients, billing, expenses, insurance and worries about making someone else happy? Do you remember when you did photography just for fun?

Bee and Blossom

The bee was interested in the same flower that I was. If you know what type of flower this is, please comment.

Yellow on white Peony

The peonies were absolutely breathtaking.

Well, that’s what my trip to the New York Botanical Gardens was like. It was a beautiful day in May. Overcast, and it had just rained the day before. The Peony were fully open and the roses were starting to bloom. I had a tripod, and extension tubes and I was in heaven. The flowers were perfect, the light was perfect, the weather was perfect and I was shooting for no one but myself. I love being a food photographer but, its half photography and half business. Ah, the good old days when photography was just fun.

A pink rose with a touch of yellow at the base.

A pink rose with a touch of yellow.

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.
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3 Responses to What Does a Photographer of Food Do For Fun?

  1. Hi Gerry! It’s always fun to break out of the box. The two unidentified flowers are Kniphofia caulescens and California poppy. Cheers!

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