Thursday, May 6, 2010

Straying From My Knitting With.......

I'm trying to resume my "one new thing per month" goal so tonight I took a class on food photography at my local "Healthy Living" food store with Zach, who has worked as a chef at a famous NYC restaurant and also enjoys photography.

Past monthly ventures have consisted of milking goats, making cheese, kayaking, geocaching, bridge lessons and more.

On the left are razor clams alongside crabs.  If you are squeamish, skip the next couple of photos.

Cleaning out the crab of various organs.  I think he was doing a "Lorena Bobbitt" encore.......ok, don't see the humor, huh?
Oh, my......

not sure what body part that was!!!

Final result after some flour dredging and pan frying.

Of course, a little surf and turf!!!

Cooked to perfection!!!

....and a little something for the sweet tooth!

The set was beautiful.  I should have taken more pictures.  It was like being on Martha Stewart.  A beautiful HD TV used as a teaching aid was above the area where the cooking occurred. 

A very colorful orange was placed on the table at each place setting alonside our learning literature.  It just made for a lovely "welcome".

I have a Nikon D90 camera that does everything but dance.  It even takes HD videos.  I have a long way to learning all the features.  I was fortunate, and most appreciative, when Zach offered to go over all the features of my camera with me after class was over.  He spent about another hour with me giving me a "one on one".
This class was very, very affordable and I plan on taking others.  Upcoming is pasta making, cheese-making and many more.


  1. wow this looked like so much fun, food photography from what i hear is a whole nother arena than any other. you did great =) i love your photo header at the top of your blog!

  2. The chocolate--that was it, that did me in. I wanna come!

  3. MMMMMMMMMMM it all looks good except for the crab..Pics look great

  4. Haven't been over here to see your blog in awhile as I generally read it on Google Reader.

    It's gorgeous and the photography is fantastic! Great job!

  5. Beautiful photography! Looks good enough to eat, at least most of it. I'm not crazy about sea food. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Your pictures are wonderful! And the food looks delicious. That was fun I'm sure.

  7. You are doing two things I plan to dp with my forth coming retirement.
    Get a great camera and learn to take beautiful pictures.
    Learn to make great food.
    Your photos are amazing and I will check out the Nikon D90.

  8. Your photos look great! Food photography is a whole 'nother ballgame. I had no idea classes were available - maybe that's what I need to keep my food photos from looking like crap...