17 Jan

HOME GROWN HOT SAUCE PREPARATION

Constant lights for studio use have come along way in the past few years. While they don’t have the power and motion stopping ability of strobes they do have a place not only for video use but also for still life especially food photography. While I still prefer to use strobes especially Good AD600...
05 Jan

Kimchi with a Japanese Twist

One of our loves is Kimchi, and growing the ingredients is a year-round process. Traditionally most would use Wombok, but in the past six months we have been growing Bekana (a Japanese cabbage or Brassica rapa var. chinensis ), this is a quicker growing cabbage with less water content so it remains very crisp...
03 Jan

Smokin Hot Chilli – Prik Jinda

Contrary to popular belief, “Thai chilies or Prik Jinda” didn’t actually originate from Thailand. They were originally introduced to South Asia in the 1500s by Christopher Columbus from Mexico, at that time the Spanish controlled commerce with Asia. Before Columbus arrived in Asia, Thai people used peppercorns to add heat to their food. but...
03 Jan

Home-style Pickled Jalapeños

What a contrast the 2020/21 summer season has been, last summer we were in the middle drought and Australia’s worst bush fires in decades, this year it’s been the opposite, very mild, humid and lots of rainfall. Perfect for the veggie patch, so much so that we have a plethora of vegetables, fruit and...
07 Dec

DAIWA FEUGO LT

Since the early 2000’s I’ve shot every variation and model of the Daiwa Feugo for catalogues and promotion. The new Feugo series is the latest model from Daiwa that I shot several months ago. The reel in the image was one of the first cosmetic samples and as usual with these early samples they...
07 Dec

HALCO SLIDOG 125 NEW COLORS

Large flat surfaces like found on the Halco Slidog present different challenges in regards to reflection from camera/lens. What does this mean? Well the majority of lure images I see from many companies have a shadow or black line throughout the middle of the lure, that’s refection. Getting it right is where I still...
08 Nov

DUO DEKASHINMUSHI SUNSET MOTH

Perspective Control Lenses or Tilt Shift have always been my favourite lens for product work, nothing comes close to their unique design and abilities based on the Scheimpflug principle These lenses enable photography to transcend the normal restrictions of depth of field and perspective. In this case this lure is suspended with the camera...