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PB&J

Alright everyone… it’s time to get real.  Peanut Butter and Jam sandies (otherwise known as PB&J) are maybe one of the worlds better inventions.  From its beginning, it was a match made in Heaven.    This magical union supposedly originated in the USA and according to Wikipedia, “A 2002 survey showed the average American will have eaten 2,500 of these sandwiches before graduating from high school.”  I believe I am one of those stats they are talking about.

You can make a PB&J without using real peanut butter – this we have learned from all of our allergy friends out there — cashew butter, almond butter or even no-nut peabutter – can still do the trick.

Now, we happened to stumble on the greatest Buzzfeed post — The most delicious pull we got from their take on PB&J’s came in the form of French Toast —- YUMMMMM!

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Once again… YUM.  

If you’ll all excuse me… I’m going to the kitchen.

 

To see the original hero that made this , please see the following… http://www.macaroniandcheesecake.com/2012/03/peanut-butter-jelly-french-toast-sandwich.html

For Buzzfeeds other amazing collection of PB&J delights…http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/better-peanut-butter-jelly-sandwich-hacks

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Photographing Food in an Environment

 

When photographing food in an environmental setting, attention to detail is key. Notice the creamy cup of butter next to the pastry?
Or the carefully placed newspaper by the coffee? The soft background baked goods add more of an atmosphere to the scene. The lighting hints at a morning glow around the food.
These details can help the viewer envision themselves in the setting and enjoying the wonderful food!

There is no better way to start off your week than with a perfectly brewed cup of coffee and a delicious pastry.
These scrumptious morsels were photographed for Samba restaurant in Montclair, NJ.
Why not head on over to make your Monday a little sweeter?

Happy Shooting Feasting. 🙂

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T.G.I.F.

Weekend To-Do List (for all of us):

  • Relax. Breathe. Repeat.
  • Catch up on some ZZZZs.
  • Take some photographs ! Heck, why not kick it old school and shoot some film!
  • Check out the Garden State Cat Club Cat Expo/Show.
  • Adopt a cat from the expo…and spend the rest of the weekend attached to it.
  • Have an extra helping of dessert. It’s the weekend you’re allowed. (But make it something good like this flan from Samba restaurant in Montclair, NJ)

Happy Friday!

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Depth of field

Choosing the depth of field of a photograph is a crucial part of creating an effective photograph. Selective focus on a certain part of the image directs the viewer’s eye to what you want them to focus on. As you can see in this example, the viewer’s attention is directed to the center of the artichoke, putting the emphasis on the texture of the vegetable.

Try this at home! Work on taking photographs of an object using varying points of focus and amounts of depth of field. See how this affects the image.

Happy shooting. 🙂

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Dining

Montclair, New Jersey is home to some of the most delicious food and exquisite dining experiences.

One of our absolute favorites is Samba, located on Park St.

This Brazilian restaurant serves up a great breakfast and lunch menu.  For dinner, the menu does a 180 and serves mouthwatering local dishes.  The interior, rustic and comfortable, transforms dinner into a true dining adventure.

We were very fortunate to go in and shoot his beautifully decorated interior!  Shot with natural and available light, we tried to stay true to their laid-back and “real” personality.

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