Tag Archives: food photography

Cherry Sparkler 4th of July Drink

Add a little fireworks to your 4th of July drinks!

  Go ahead and add a little sparkle to your fourth of July party this weekend!  With the stonefruit popping up all over the place in our fair city, we were inspired to update this fancy cherry cocktail from Val’s Juicy Drinks book.  We swapped the champagne for Prosecco to make it even easier to add a little…

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Mirrors in Photography, Tool of the Trade

Mirrors are sometimes the subject of a photo; you can see a mirror-like effect within a scene striking enough to be the subject itself, and sometimes, mirrors in photography are a tool of the trade used in creating lighting effects within the photo.                       Sometimes you are shooting mirrors. and the challenge is all about controlling what…

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Valentine's Day, Sweet treats, sweets,

Best Valentine’s Day – Sweet Treats!

  Let’s face it, the BEST Valentine’s Day is all about sweets for your sweetie!  This holiday reminded us here at Hudson Workshops of a totally fun marshmallow cookbook we created for Chicago Metallic Bake Ware.  Who knew there were SO MANY things you could make out of marshmallows? From the simple swirled red and pink hearts…….…

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food styling and photo workshop

Food Styling & Photo Workshop with Hudson Workshops

  Who knew when we planned this food styling and photography workshop for the fall, I’d be writing this on a triple digit day and bemoaning the fact that I can’t wear a single long sleeve item, when I’ve been looking forward to doing so for sooo long!? Anyway, we are having our fall workshop…

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I’ll see you in my dreams, chocolate marshmallow moon pie

Last week I spent five days locked in a dark photo studio with dozens of chocolate truffles while styling the catalogue for See's Candies.   For a bona fide sweet freak like me, this is a true test of will.  It becomes a water water everywhere but not a drop to drink scenario because every piece of…

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K-Town Food Crawl With Ji and Weezy

On a recent and rare rainy weekend, we decided that expanding our knowledge of the best eateries in Korea Town was in order.  Who to call?  My neighborhood K-Town experts on eating and drinking Ji Hong and Louise "Weezy" Leonard.    These ladies make it their business to get down to Korea Town on a regular basis for…

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gold leaf decorated easter eggs, hudson workshops, craft, styling, photography,

Sneak Peek! Gold Leaf Easter Eggs, with Amy Paliwoda

Want to learn how to make these incredible decorated eggs???  Amy Paliwoda, our dear friend, prop stylist extraordinaire, and owner of The Surface Library will be sharing her process with us next week!  Keep a look out for our blog post just in time for the holiday!  …

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Perma-Slush! Luscious frozen drinks that never melt.

     Keeping things alive under lights is a big concern for food stylists.  While there are certainly times that call for the beauty and simplicity of a real frozen drink, being able to create a fakie that can sit on the set all day is must have skill for any pro stylist.  You'll need polymer crystals,…

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