Discover New Oceans

by White On Rice Couple Photo October 24, 2010
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  ” A man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore .” – Andre Gide Finding courage can be difficult sometimes, but when we do, it’s always the starting point to something wonderful and gratifying. Find your courage through amazing people that inspire you, that support and […]

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Rain Rain

by White On Rice Couple Photo October 3, 2010
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Kyoto, Japan Rain rain falls on the street, mud in puddles cleaning my feet.

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Inside a writers space

by White On Rice Couple Photo August 12, 2010

Two weeks ago while filming Shauna and Danny’s Gluten Free Girl and the Chef’s Cookbook promo, we were able to squeeze in some quick visits to some other favorite Seattle friends. Being able to work on a project with Shauna, Danny and Lucy was a treat in itself, but to see Matt from WrightFood and […]

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Sneaking shots in NYC

by White On Rice Couple Photo August 3, 2010

  While in NYC a few weeks ago for a shoot and good food, our friend Jaden took us to times square for our first visit. And it was a memorable one with a gazillion people, energy, excitement, lights and more activity than we could catch.

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Joshua Tree lens flare

by White On Rice Couple Photo July 20, 2010

waiting patiently for sunset We were in Joshua Tree National Park for a shoot in late Spring and waited out for the sunset. The luscious, golden desert light at dusk makes for stunning photography.

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Gorgeous Boulder, Colorado

by White On Rice Couple Photo July 4, 2010

  It was a quick, intensive and deeply gratifying trip to Boulder, Colorado last week. Our super star friend Jen Yu of Use Real Butter organized a food photography workshop and we were invited to teach, along with another rock-star blogging friend, Helen from Tartelette.

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Upcoming Portrait of a Gourmand w/Hasty Torres

by White On Rice Couple Photo June 9, 2010

We just shot another feature for our Portrait of a Gourmand series! We’re featuring of Chef Hasty Torres of Madame Chocolat in Beverly Hills. While shooting some stock photos of her amazing chocolates, we decided to take her outside her chocolate factory for an impromptu photo shoot. She’s so photogenic! The new feature will show […]

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Food Photography & Styling Workshop

by White On Rice Couple Photo May 26, 2010

Todd, setting up for a fun workshop in Los Angeles. Our next food photography workshop will be in Colorado on June 28-29, 2010 with rock starts Jen of Use Real Butter and Helen of Tartelette !! Jen is hosting this exciting workshop in her beautiful town of Boulder, Colorado. Can you imagine how gorgeous Boulder is going to […]

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Portrait of a Gourmand Photo shoot – Behind the scenes

by White On Rice Couple Photo April 11, 2010

It was a gorgeous late afternoon at Crystal Cove State Park where we met with Martin from I Love Blue Sea. We photographed him for a feature on our photography series, Portrait of  Gourmand.   Todd setting Martin up for the next shot. Martin is so tall.

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Nikko, Japan

by White On Rice Couple Photo April 3, 2010
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The pure mountain water in Nikko, Japan is refreshing, cool and satisfying. The town of Nikko itself is an embodiment of serenity through the gorgeous mountain scenery and historic architecture.

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Restaurant Calm Before the Storm

by White On Rice Couple Photo March 18, 2010

One of the best parts of photographing a restaurant is a few hours before opening. It’s the calm and quiet before the storm of service. We love these moments when we can take our time to wander, capture and watch the staff tend to their pre-opening tasks. Best of all, we have the whole restaurant […]

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Video – Food Photography w/ On Camera Speedlight

by White On Rice Couple Photo February 1, 2010
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fried bacon shot at night with speedlight on camera Adding a few step-by-step pictures of our cooking preparations really help readers visualize the process of the recipe. But at night, it’s almost impossible to get a decent picture of food cooking on the stove top because there just isn’t enough light. Shooting with speedlights attached […]

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Online Food Photography Class Giveaway on Sally’s Site

by White On Rice Couple Photo January 30, 2010

Professional photographers Ron Goldman and Kathleen Clemons are having another online course for food photography and they’re giving away a spot for the class! In collaboration with the folks at The Picture Perfect School of Photography, Ron Goldman and Kathleen Clemons , they’re letting one lucky winner take this great food photography course as the […]

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How we photographed the Edamame Soybean Soup shot

by White On Rice Couple Photo January 24, 2010

  We were hungry, really hungry and so were the dogs. So to fend off two hungry dogs and to appease our growling stomachs, we took this shot really quick because sometimes we have the patience to spend too much time on a photo. Our approach to food photography at home is simple and we […]

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Club Med Food Blogger Camp

by White On Rice Couple Photo January 10, 2010
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Hello from Ixtapa, Mexico! It’s Club Med’s first annual Food Blogger Camp week and Ixtapa, Mexico is the chosen locale to host the 6 days of seminar’s and workshops. Meeting and learning from so many new and seasoned food bloggers is inspiring and encouraging in more ways than we ever expected. In just one full […]

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On Camera Speedlight Basics- I just need more light! Nothing fancy, just more light!

by White On Rice Couple Photo January 8, 2010

It is time to focus our tutorials onto lighting and discussing speedlights (or speed lites, small strobes, flash guns, mount on top flashes, eyeball poppers… whatever you like calling them.) Sorry point-and-shooters, unfortunately  a lot of this tutorial won’t be applicable to you unless there is a hot shoe (that cool little flash mount) on […]

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Super Batteries- PowerEx Rechargable Batteries

by White On Rice Couple Photo December 30, 2009

Anyone who shoots a lot with speedlights know how they eat up batteries. Recently at a DJ event we were shooting, the two of us blew through over 20 AA lithium batteries in one night.  At over $10 a 4 pack, that frickin’ hurts. However after a recent discovery, our battery woes are over.  Through […]

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Principles of Photography-ISO – Controlling camera’s light sensitivity

by White On Rice Couple Photo November 22, 2009

In our Principles of Photography Workshop Series we try our best to share what we were able to teach ourselves about photography, in simple, easy-to-understand concepts. These are just some basics to help you get started, there is much more information to learn beyond these basics. But by understanding the most basic principles of photography […]

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