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Whistler Magazine – Food Photos

Rabbit pasta at the Vine & Grill Restaurant

Rabbit pasta at the Vine & Grill Restaurant at The Westin Hotel and Resort. September 16th, 2014.

I spend six weeks photographing the food and portrait sections of the Whistler Magazine, the resort magazine put out by Glacier Media, the parent company of the Whistler Question and Pique.

 

Chef Patrick Fortier and the lamb shank at the Edgewater Lodge.

Chef Patrick Fortier and the lamb shank at the Edgewater Lodge. Thursday, September 18th, 2014.

Araxi Whistler.  BC Sable Fish with Miso.

Northern Lights cocktail at the bar in Araxi.

Northern Lights cocktail at the bar in Araxi.

 

Cranberry Ginger Smash, Mallard Bar

Mallard Bar bar tender Fred Lemieux prepares a Cranberry Ginger Smash. Thursday, September 25th, 2014.

 

Salt encrusted, roast beet

Salt encrusted, roast beet in front of a outdoor fireplace at the Nita Lake Lodge. Thursday, October 2nd, 2014.

 

Tech Stuff:

Salt encrusted, roast beet

Salt encrusted, roast beet in front of a outdoor fireplace at the Nita Lake Lodge. Thursday, October 2nd, 2014.

All the food photos were highly technical set ups, using multiple studio strobes.  One of the most interest shots to get was the one of the salt encrusted beet at the Nita Lake Lodge.  I’d been there last year in the winter and noticed that they had some portable fire places on the patio in front of the bar.  I called ahead and asked them if they could set one up for me to use as a back ground.  I did some conventional shots inside the restaurant, and then moved out and shot in front of the fire.

A funny aside, the beet was supposed to be red.  The beets were roasted the night before and then the chef cut them open beside the table.   When he saw it wasn’t red, he went into the kitchen and started yelling at one of the cooks, who guess was in the dog house for a while.  I thought the orange beet really worked well with the fire, so it all worked out.

Camera:  Nikon D3

Lens:  Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8

Lighting:  Alien Bee B-1600 X 3