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 is always especially delicious, because we end up eating as many as we photograph. So here’s to donuts, one of our favorite breakfast foods. – John

national donut day food photography breakfast

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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. Here are a few from that particular shoot. You’ll also see these in stores on their retail packaging. A huge credit to everyone on set for this shoot…from agency, to crew, to client. It was certainly a team effort. – Kyle

Chinet drinkware photography

Chinet drinkware photography

Chinet drinkware photography

Chinet drinkware photography

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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 been working with Cracker Barrel on and off for a couple of years now, and here are a few images from those shoots. Food styling by Whitney Kemp and Teresa Blackburn. – Kyle

Cracker Barrel Breakfast

Cracker Barrel Breakfast

Cracker Barrel Breakfast

Cracker Barrel Breakfast

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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 Chef Jim Filaroski from Nashville based restaurant group J. Alexander’s. I know I’ve said this before, but I’m gonna say it again, he is dedicated to quality food start to finish…even how it’s plated. I think I enjoy working with him because he’s kinda OCD like me. We OCDs need to stick together. – Kyle

J. Alexander's potatoes

J. Alexander's seabass

J. Alexander's dessert

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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+ digital backs we shoot with give us crazy good resolution. Sometimes the detail is artfully abstract, and other times it can be on the edge of looking kinda gross. With drinks, the details are wonderfully refreshing. So, now you see what we see on set. – Kyle

ORIGINALS
drink images

DETAILS
up close drink photography

up close drink photography

up close drink photography

up close drink photography

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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 ongoing client, Diabetes Forecast magazine produced for the American Diabetes Association (ADA). We get to do quite a bit of food photography for the ADA, and in doing so I’ve learned more about what foods are better for those suffering from diabetes. While I don’t have diabetes I do try to eat with some leaning toward healthy options. These diabetic-friendly recipes have helped shape my awareness and eating habits. This particular story was how to keep your calorie count down at 1,600 for a single day. (I think I had a dessert with that many calories one time.)

We shot these spreads here in the studio while getting direction via video-conferencing with the art director halfway across the country. Food styling by Whitney Kemp.

– Kyle

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