Category: Behind the Scenes

Building of a Tower

Hi All, I have been shooting editorial for years. The editorial jobs usually are not as challenging as advertising or packaging jobs, but I enjoy them and they help pay the bills. A few years ago, we got a call from our client at Food Engineering magazine, who wanted to shoot something different for his…

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Stuff…Part 1

Hi all, Just want to let you know that I have stuff, I like stuff, not sure why I’ve always collected stuff, but I do. Is it a good thing or a bad thing? My wife would vote for the bad side, although living with me for so long, she has started collecting stuff too!…

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Hine Photo…More Than Just Food

Hi All, I have been in business 30+ years. I started as an assistant at a catalog studio, Kranzten Studios, and became a junior photographer in 6 months. Left there to work as an assistant for Dennis DuBiel, one of the top food photographers in the ’80s and ’90s. I started freelancing and shooting on…

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How to…Splashes and Pours

Hi all, I’m recycling this story on shooting slashes and pours because I think it’s interesting and it gave me my start on doing liquids. I base all my pour and splash shots on what I learned on this job. The job came in from Design Kitchen. The client: Abbott Labs, European division. The product:…

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Is it Live or is it Memorex©?

Hi All, The question I am asked the most is—Is it real food?  Followed by— I heard you use… And, Isn’t ice cream just Crisco®? Well, yes and no. We use real food for 99% of everything we shoot. Truth in advertising laws state that we must show the real product being advertised, but the surrounding food…

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Introducing…Lisa Bishop, Food Stylist

Hi all, They say behind every good food photographer is a good food stylist. I work with great stylists! I would like you to meet Lisa Bishop. She is my No.1 stylist. We have been working together almost 20 years—longer then most marriages—back when her college-bound daughter was still a bun in the oven. Today…

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