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Food Truck Friday – December

It’s food truck Friday…on a Tuesday. Sorry for the delay as we’ve been doing some renovating at the studio, and it has kept us quite busy. Anyway, this past weekend I went to the WeHo …

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Recent Work with Chinet

When we say “recent work” here it’s really relative. We typically don’t show work the minute we do it (or even the month) but, we do get excited about work we’re doing for client and …

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Up Close Pasta

I have always loved pasta. I lived in Perugia, Italy, for a summer when I was in school; and let me tell you, there isn’t much better than being in Italy, sitting outside looking over …

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Winter in Ireland

In today’s creative branding, marketing and advertising culture, the idea of “story” seems to be everywhere. Companies are creating brand books to define their “brand story.” (By the way, brand books are super helpful for directing how …

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A Taste of Fall

There’s something about fall that makes me extra sentimental. I think about the start of school… Growing up we started after Labor Day, not the first week of August like my boys have to endure. …

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Food Truck Friday – November

Crepes. Sandwiches. Gyros. Nashville’s food truck scene offers a wide range of foods. Before the temperature starts making you want to stay inside all day, get out and enjoy some of Nashville’s finest traveling cuisines. …

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Ruby Tuesday Recent Work

Sometimes work can be work, but at the end of the day (metaphorically and sort of literally speaking) it’s more about who you get to work with that makes our jobs fun, memorable and meaningful. …

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October on Instagram

Another month has passed at Dreier & Company. The start of fall had a lot to offer and the good times are continuing into the holiday season. Keep up with us and all that’s happening in …

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National Candy Corn Day

Around here I think we’d be OK if everyday was candy corn day. There’s something addictive about these little sweets. We decided to have a little fun in anticipation of National Candy Corn Day. We …

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Bruschetta in Motion

Creating motion food photography work is very different than doing stills. For one, it takes more people, more equipment, more planning, more vision, more editing and more patience. I’m not always great at any one …

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Meats in the Raw

We don’t often get asked to photograph raw meats, so we decided to take it upon ourselves to do some personal/portfolio work on the subject. Nashville food stylist Teresa Blackburn and I schemed up the …

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Back to the Future

In 1989, the movie sequel Back to the Future II was released. This is relevant because in the movie Marty McFly, the protagonist, time travels forward to today—October 21, 2015. So I thought we would …

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National Dessert Day

Dessert. Too many calories. Too much sugar. It will spoil your appetite. You won’t get any if you don’t finish your vegetables. Well today throw all that logic into the garbage, because it’s National Dessert …

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Up Close Breakfast

My grandmother always says that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so today we are going to take a VERY close look at breakfast…literally. At Dreier & Company we find ourselves shooting …

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Playing and Testing

I’m a firm believer in taking time to play with ideas and techniques…whether a food photographer or a candle stick maker. I also find it important to test new equipment and approaches to how we …

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Food Truck Friday

Over the past few months we’ve been posting about Nashville food trucks and their offerings. Since we love food trucks so much we have decided to make the first Friday of every month (drum roll …

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September on Instagram

Celebrated coffee day and pancake day, made studio improvements and more this September on Instagram. We even celebrated a few birthdays. Join us for October by following us here or clicking on the Instagram icon …

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Up Close Bar Food

You may have seen our previous posts about Up Close foods. These are just more examples of the fun details we end up seeing when photographing food on set here in the studio. If you’re …

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National Pancake Day

Yes, today is September 26 and it is “National Pancake Day,” but is it officially “National Pancake Day?” Who said so? According the website nationaldaycalendar.com, it is an “unofficial national holiday.” But is nationaldaycalendar.com the …

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BBQ Ribs

We’ve been enjoying creating these simple graphic still life compositions. Naturally I choose subject matter I like…in this case BBQ ribs from Martin’s BBQ in Nashville. Their corn-cakes are super tasty and they look like …

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Southern Biscuits Video

How about some southern style biscuits? I say yes. This little piece is from some video testing we’ve been doing here internally. Thanks to all our crew on this. You always go beyond expectations. I …

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Nashville Food Trucks Part 4

As you may have seen in earlier posts, we’ve been photographing food trucks, their owners and their offerings for the Nashville Food Truck Association. Below are more food trucks! On a related note, in Nashville …

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Crème Brûlée in Motion

In an effort to show some of our capabilities here we did this short little piece on Crème Brûlée for no other reason than we have a leaning toward creamy desserts. Oh, and the occasional …

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Ruby Tuesday Lunch Menu

The food photography we do for clients ends up in many different places. It could be a billboard, a Facebook feed or the expected menu. Here’s a look at images we produced for Ruby Tuesday …

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Up Close Pies

These “up close” posts are something that I get to experience every shoot day at Dreier & Company. As Kyle’s digital technician I am constantly zooming wwwaaayyy into photos as we capture them to make …

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Nashville Food Trucks Part 3

Well, we’re still working out way through all the food trucks in the Nashville Food Truck Association. (We’re photographing our way…but also get to eat our way when time allows.) We enjoy getting to meet …

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Fresh BBQ Tacos

Having grown up in Texas I think BBQ must just be in my blood. There’s also the idea of Mexican food that is near and dear to my heart (and stomach). As you might imagine, …

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Tomato Time of Year

We had some free time here in the studio recently so what better thing to do than take advantage of the summertime tomato crop. It’s amazing what the local farmers’ markets can deliver here in …

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Up Close Ice Cream

We’re having fun around here looking at images at their native resolution—which simply means we’re not sizing them down. When we do that we get to see so much detail that we don’t normally get …

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Mountain Jim’s Tea Cakes

I thought growing up in Dallas I knew everything I needed to know about being a Southerner. Well, it wasn’t until I moved to Nashville where I was called “hun” and learned about things like …

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More Cracker Barrel Breakfast

How about breakfast…anytime of day. Here is a another set of breakfast menu items we photographed for Cracker Barrel recently. I confess, I’ve ordered many of these items at various times when we go there …

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Fresh from the Market

We did an editorial feature recently with a “Fresh from the Market” theme. The recipes were built on the idea of getting fresh ingredients during the summer to make your mealtime healthier. Here’s a screenshot …

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Chinet Crystal Plates

We’ve been having fun with this client. We’ve been having fun with their product as well. Let’s see how many times I can get the word “fun” into this blog post. Needless to say, we …

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Up Close Burgers

I mentioned in an earlier post, Up Close Drinks, about how I enjoy seeing the crazy details in some of the food we photograph. It’s kinda like accidental macro photography. The PhaseOne P40+ digital backs …

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Nashville Food Trucks Part 2

More food trucks! We have had a great time shooting for the Nashville Food Truck Association this spring and summer. I was amazed at the variety, quality and creativity that all of these truck owners …

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Organized Messy Popsicles

If you’ve been following some of our personal work lately you’ve seen that I lean toward the contrast between organized and messy. It’s not unlike my personal life…some parts are very organized and others are, …

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Backyard Dinner

I was looking through some past tear sheets and came across a summer food feature we photographed for Diabetes Forecast magazine. If you follow our blog, you know we do quite a bit of food …

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American Indian Recipes

These American Indian (Native American) recipes were featured in the October issue of Diabetes Forecast magazine for the American Diabetes Association. The recipe development and testing for these recipes is provided by the client. Our …

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National Donut Day

Since it’s Friday I’ll make this post short and sweet. It’s National Donut Day which is a day worth celebrating here at Dreier & Company. Being a part of Kyle’s crew during a donut shoot …

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Chinet Drinkware

We did a series of images for Chinet for their “cut crystal” drinkware. While we bill ourselves as a “food photography” company we often do food related photography. In this case, product related to food. …

Cracker Barrel Breakfast

Cracker Barrel Breakfast

How about some yummy breakfast from Cracker Barrel? You know, breakfast isn’t just for breakfast. Even though they have great lunch and dinner options, I still opt for pancakes and eggs anytime of day. We’ve …

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J. Alexander’s

Over the past few years I’ve been fortunate to get to work directly with very talented people. Sometimes it’s our crew. Sometimes it’s our client. Sometimes it’s a chef. In this case, we worked with …

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Up Close Drinks

When we’re shooting in the studio, we check focus by zooming in on an image using a large monitor, and I often fall in love with a small detail within the image. The PhaseOne P40+ …

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Food for a Day

We’re doing a little catching up around here. It seems spring has brought some spring cleaning and the blog is finally benefiting from a little bit of attention. The following tear sheets are from an …

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Following, Feeds and RSS

I know the idea of following a blog is elementary to many, but I thought it’d be worth providing a little insight about how to follow blogs in general and how to follow our blog …

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Nashville Food Trucks

With summer upon us, food trucks are preparing for their peak season with a number of outdoor events on the schedule here in Nashville. We were asked by the Nashville Food Truck Association to do …

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Soups and Sandwiches

I should know better than to do a blog post during lunch on a day when I brought my sad brown bag lunch to the studio. Such is the exotic life of a food photographer. …

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Colorful Peppers

We had some fun in the studio with these beautiful peppers. By “fun” we mean organizing things neatly then messing them up. Food photography doesn’t always have to be an image of a recipe or …

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Latin American Flavors

If you’re like me you know that flank steak is often used in Latin American dishes. So, how about some with Chimichurri sauce. We photographed this particular food department for Diabetes Forecast magazine. Food stylist: …

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Soup Pots of Gold

I don’t think I knew what “potage” was until we shot this feature for the American Diabetes Association membership magazine. Basically it’s a thick hearty stew. That’s the kind of soup I like…but now I can …

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Saucy

We have a client who lets us do some really neat things with their recipes and layouts. These spreads are from a shoot where we got to make things look like we were outside. Truth …

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Coast to Coast Holiday Food

Here are a few editorial spreads we did for a regular client for their holiday issue. Funny thing is, we shoot holiday features in September most of the time. That means by the time Thanksgiving …

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Breakfast Boost

I just thought I’d share this with ya real quick. A neat couple of spreads we did the for the American Diabetes Association. These recipes are certainly a step (actually a leap) beyond what I typically …