Links

Want to see my photographs other than food, well they do have some relations to food and culture, than what you see on this blog?  As well as where I am in social media? Well look no further!

Exposure:

My exposure narrative is where I show all my food, culture, and travel photo essays.  While I do post the portfolio worthwhile photographs here on this blog, and site, I post the adventures and scenes on my exposure.  It's a gorgeous way to share photo essays.  Well this blog is pretty gorgeous too.

Instagram:

You will see three recent instagram posts on the side of this blog, but if you want to see the full feed head over there.  And follow me!  I post, sometimes, the behind the scenes of how I photograph the food that make it to my portfolio!  Also showcasing my day to day wanderings.  Some hashtags to keep an eye on: #tedisspecialized which groups my biking adventures and #whattedeats groups the food that I have made and ate.

VSCOgrid:

It's a portfolio, of sorts, for my mobile photography.  It's a beautiful way to display to post mobile images without the clutter you see in instagram. 

Flickr:

The faithful and classic Flickr page.  While I backup and host all my photographs on my smugmug, I have a preference towards Flickr.

Facebook and Facebook Fanpage:

While there are buttons around the site for these, go ahead and follow me on both my personal and fan page on the ubiquitous facebook! 

Twitter:

I tweet often and pretty responsive on the platform.  Of course I don't just tweet about everything relating to food, culture, and travel.  There are tweets and retweets in regards to the environment, policy, and day to day stuff. 

Google+:

Pretty active in the food photography communities on google plus. 

 

I hope you don't get Ted'd out with all these links and social media, among the many that you follow.  Drop me a note and let's keep in touch!

How I shot it.

As this blog is till new, (still has that freshly made smell from the oven!) I was pondering what kind of material I want to cover on it.  I already know I will post food and travel photographs, but what if I put together posts on how I shot it? 

From my home made dumplings set.

This photograph was taken when I was making my handmade dough for dumplings.  After creating an organized mess (oxymoron anyone?) I used a red textured plate to bring in some color to this pretty duo-tone image. I mainly use natural light, as shot with this one, but there are times when I add a little punch of light from my studio lights.  

Then I shot it from above because it has such a strong graphic feel to it.  Editing wise, I bumped the exposure up a tad, then used Alienskin Exposure's kodachrome treatment on the photograph.  Actually all my edits is just mini adjustments of the exposure, checking white balance, and then running it through Alienskin Exposure for the modern Kodachrome.  I really love kodachrome and was sad that Kodak discontinued the film stock and development.

That's all there was to take this photograph.