Welcome to my photography page.  Check this section often; updates of my food and non-food photos will appear in my gallery regularly.  If you want to know more about my photographic journey, scroll to the bottom of the page.

Summer Daze
Lafayette, Louisiana

Rox Stripe Hat Pool sq lores

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No Mow
Milton, Louisiana

No Mow - Rusted Lawn Mower

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Makin’ Cherry Bounce
Lafayette, Louisiana

Cherry Bounce carafe lores vert

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Rue Réflexion
Rosemary Beach, Florida

Rox Rosemary Reflection vert 3x3.6 lores

 

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French Rockin’ Boogie
Lafayette, Louisiana

French Rockin' Boogie - Geno Delafose

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Custard’s Last Stand

Custards Last Stand3

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Bywater Blues
New Orleans, Louisiana

Vaughan's in the Bywater2

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Crème de la Crème
Beverly Hills, California

Creme de la Creme - Bev Hills Hotel

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Pure Gould
Lafayette, Louisiana

PhillipAccodian

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Acai on the Pier
Malibu, California

Acai on the Pier

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Boiling Pot
New Orleans, Louisiana

Boiling Pot

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Roxy Style
Turks and Caicos

TurksTrio

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Hay Ride
Vermilion Parish, Louisiana

Hay Ride

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Off The Wall
Basile, Louisiana

Basile wall

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In the Swim of Things
Lafayette, Louisiana

Rox Pool Back_

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Dragonfly Summer
Jefferson Island, Louisiana

Dragonfly lores

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Havana Daydreamin’
Rosemary Beach, Florida

Havana Beach Cafe rosemary Beach

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Waitin’ For Sunday Barbecue
City Meat Market, Giddings, Texas

Lady at City Meats Barbecue

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Backstage at the Great American Seafood Cookoff
New Orleans, Louisiana

Great American Seafood Cookoff

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Crawfish Traps Before the Storm
Pecan Island, Louisiana

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Persimmon Passion

Charred Persimmon Salad with Agave Nectar Vinaigrette

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Regatta at Sunset
Lake Arthur, Louisiana

Regatta at Sunset

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Farmer’s Daughter
Lafayette, Louisiana

Farmer's Daughter

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In A Pickle

Cajun Creole Pickling

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Foxy T-Bird
LaGrange, Texas

Foxy T Bird

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LITE at Night
Lafayette, Louisiana

Lite at Night

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Canino Market
Houston, Texas

Canino Market

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Catahoula
Milton, Louisiana

Catahoula

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Stairway to Heaven
Melville, Louisiana

Stairway to Heaven

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Fraises et au chocolat

Sweet ingredients

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After Katrina
New Orleans, Louisiana

After Katrina

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Tools of the Boucherie
Vermilionville

Tools of the Boucherie

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The Last Haul
LA 96, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

The Last Haul

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Chelsea Market
NYC

Chelsea Market NYC

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154 Hana Hwy
Paia, HI

154 Hana Hwy

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Dusk in Dulac
Dulac, Louisiana

Dulac Shrimp Boats

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Doorway to the Past
Mississippi Delta

Door to the Past

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Lo and Behold
On the road to Austin, Texas

Lauren Blue Wildflowers edit

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Latte at The Lab
Lafayette, Louisiana

Coffee at The Lab

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Frottoir
Lafayette, Louisiana

Frattoire Fest Intl - Buckwheat Zydeco

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About the photographer:

I’ve  been a passionate photographer ever since I got my hands on a Brownie 127.  One snapshot and it clicked.  That old Kodak was a manual-wind film camera that actually shot medium-format images.  I instantly became the family photographer–a role I took most seriously.

Capturing time on film and preserving a moment appeals to my sense of place and purpose.  I laid my camera down and took a break for a while, but I’ve quickly regained my love for photography in the past few years as I made the leap to digital.  It’s a whole new world.  Simply put, I like the  instant gratification of viewing an image and deciding to move on or keep shooting.  For me, the quality of the photograph increases with unlimited exposures and editing.

Food photography was a natural link to my passions, and discovering the Canon EOS cameras were a revelation on several levels.  I shoot both the Canon 5D mk II and the 60D.  The full frame sensor of the 5D is a game-changer for photographing food and a revelation for shooting in available light.  But the 3-inch swivel LCD screen of the 60D is a must-have to get low-angle and vertical shots effortlessly–even handheld.  With three Canon prime lenses–the 100mm macro, 50mm 1.4 and the 60mm macro–I can shoot close-up with confidence.  And, I’m shooting lenses for lifestyle photos with my Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 for getting up close and personal, and the Sigma 17-35mm f2.8 for wide angle shots.  I use Lowel Ego lights in my home studio, softboxes in my professional studio space, and natural light when possible.  I edit in Lightroom.  These days, I am most excited about High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging and I work in Photomatix Pro.  Exploring iPhone photography (iPhone X) via an assortment of apps is fun for experimentation, and if you do not own a high-end digital, you should most certainly begin your food photography with your mobile device.

As most food photographers tend, I started out with busy photographs with too many distracting, staged props.  These days I  shoot more minimalist with focus on the dish.  However, I do love to poke around the flea markets to find an interesting vintage culinary piece.  Occasionally, you will see these in my photos, and they are there to evoke a time and place–a sense of tradition.

All of the food photos you see on Acadiana Table are mine, unless of course, they are credited to someone else.  While I am not a commercial photographer by profession, I would not be adverse to selling a photo.  Drop me a line.  I’ll make you an offer.

George Graham

12 comments on „Photography”

    1. Karen-
      I’m a Canon shooter (5DmkII and 60D) with a variety of lens options. I’ve found that for food, the 50mm 1.4 and the 100mm macro lenses are perfect for my needs. However, you will also see many iPhone photos on the site and that’s the beauty of today’s digital photo documentation–storytelling anywhere, anytime. All the best.

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