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New Orleans and south Louisiana commercial food photographer, Matthew Noel, shares his journeys finding flavors using HD video, food photography, and hdslr cinematography.

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Matthew Noel blogs about food, food photography, photography, and the food scenes and culture across south Louisiana including Houma, New Orleans, the surrounding areas, and travel across the world.

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Edible New Orleans Winter 2014

Matthew Noel

For those of you who don't know, this year I started as Edible New Orleans magazine's creative director and photographer.  It has been an amazing experience to visually connect readers to culinary stories through my photography and direction.  I am proud to announce that our third issue , Edible New Orleans winter 2014, is hitting shelves this weekend.

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Mattober Fest 2014

Matthew Noel

Life has been going so fast and I figured my birthday would be a great time to stop and reflect back on an epic year.  Most importantly I have been blessed with an incredible family.  My son is now eleven and funnier than ever!  My wife not only is an amazing wife, but an incredible work partner.

Many years ago my family and I started celebrating the day I karate kicked my way into the world by holding Mattober Fest during the month of October.  More than just a birthday celebration, it is a revelry of all things awesome!  So without delay, here are some of the most memorable moments of my life this year while holding a camera.

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The Pancake Pantry

Matthew Noel

In many resort towns, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the over hyped attractions and restaurants.  Gatlinburg, Tennessee is no different.  I think a fair description of it's close neighbor, Pigeon Forge, is Las Vegas for the Bible Belt.  That being said, I was pleasantly surprised when I visited this haven of pancake deliciousness on my family vacay during Mardi Gras.  Not only was I pleasantly surprised by this 1960 pancake powerhouse, but everyone at my table instantly became converts.  Below are the photographs that convey my experience at this everything from scratch institution.  You can see their menu and get directions at pancakepantry.com .

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 Banana and pineapple crepes with fresh whipped cream

Banana and pineapple crepes with fresh whipped cream

 Epic blueberry pancakes

Epic blueberry pancakes

Sharing Knowledge

Matthew Noel

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Tomorrow night I will be giving a lecture on Food Photography and Adobe Lightroom 5 Work Flow.  If you have a love food and photography, (let's face it, if you are from South Louisiana, we love our food to taste and look good), come visit me tomorrow night at the Jefferson Parish Regional Library from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  I will talk about Food is Art- Creating Great Food Photography, 5 Tips for better Food Photography, Lightroom Work Flow, and much more. BE THERE!

Oct 1, 2013 (Tue), 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Jefferson Parish Regional Library

2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA 70058

Buy Local

Matthew Noel

Fresh produce is always the best way to start off preparing for a delicious meal.  You now hear lots of chefs talking about a "farm to table" approach.   Look around in your neighborhoods and cities to find local farmers and farmers markets where you can meet the person who planted and picked what you will eat. 

 Fresh cucumbers from the Tarc farmers market in Houma, La.

Fresh cucumbers from the Tarc farmers market in Houma, La.

 Beautiful okra from the Tarc farmers market in Houma, La.

Beautiful okra from the Tarc farmers market in Houma, La.

Spahr's American Craft Beer Dinner

Matthew Noel

Spahr's Seafood in Houma, La just held their third craft beer dinner.  Lead by Chef Minh Lee and craft beer expert Ron Swoboda, a very delicious and informative time was had by all whom attended.  Chef Lee paired a wide variety of flavors with an exceptional beer selection.  The dinner was an excellent value coming in at $65 for Hors D'oeuvres, a five course dinner, and six craft beers.  Below are photos and descriptions of the food and beverage.  Finding out more about Spahr's Seafood at www.spahrsseafood.com .

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The Burger Project

Matthew Noel

I have have been wanting to try a photo like this ever since I saw the photography in the Modernist Cookbook.  I photographed all the components separately in the same light, then composited them together.  I think the result is really fun!  This was shot as part of a new look for Reef burgers & poboys in Houma, La.  Congrats to my friend and new owner Nick Davaine.

Space Shuttle Tie + Loa

Matthew Noel

I stopped by Loa in the International house to meet with my favorite Baker in from Texas.  Joe the Baker that is.  While he has a few very cool pokers in the fire, I really want to highlight Loa and its space.  Manager extrordinaire Alan Walter showed me around while continually caring for his watermelon simple syrup that sat simmering away on the counter top.  He showcased their homemade syrups and bitters seen below.  Of course, one cannot forget to mention his amazing space shuttle tie.  Find out more about Loa at: www.ihhotel.com/bar.html

 

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How To Photograph Gumbo

Matthew Noel

I was recently hired by W. L. Gaiennie Company to photograph for the Lafourche Parish Tourism board's new campaign "Dig In". What was needed was an enticing bowl of gumbo for some of their upcoming marketing and ads. Turn around time was tight. I think it was two or three days total. With the deadline looming my wife, Becky, and I got to work.
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