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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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How to Take Better Photos of Your Cocktails

Matthew Noel

West Coast Vesper - Photographed for Anchor Distilling in San Francisco

West Coast Vesper - Photographed for Anchor Distilling in San Francisco

I was recently interviewed about beverage photography by Maggie Badore from Tales of the Cocktail.  You can catch the article full of tips and tricks by clicking HERE.

A Bird's Eye View

Matthew Noel

Last month I had the opportunity to do some aerial photography for the Terrebonne Tourism Board.  Living in the area I hadn't viewed my home town from above and it turned out to be spectacular!  We even took off the doors the helicopter.  The trip started out by circling downtown Houma, La and then heading out toward the Gulf of Mexico.  The whole time I kept thinking that I can't believe I get to do this for a living.  A couple of the photos are below.  You can find out more about tourism in the area at houmatravel.com

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A Taste of Austin, Tx

Matthew Noel

The international association of culinary professionals, a.k.a. IACP, descended upon Austin this past June.  I was one of the many and was treated to a wonderful experience.  Austin has been on the map with the music / hipster scene for a while, but I never had the chance to experience what the hype was about.  During my week long stay I feel I had a complete Austin adventure, moustaches and all.

Below is my visual representation of the sights, sounds, and tastes I came across.

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Fix Your RAW Photos

Matthew Noel

I've made many mistakes while taking photographs over the years.  One thing I love about my digital camera is the ability to shoot in RAW.  That means that most information gathered off of the digital sensor is saved in my RAW file.  Why do I want that you might ask.  Well, it gives me more options when editing.  In a typical JPEG image the exposure and white balance is already "baked in".  With a RAW photo I can adjust the photo to a greater degree.  Below shows the saving grace of shooting in RAW.

Below is the original image exposure and contrast out of the camera.

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Making A Splash

Matthew Noel

I love photographing liquids.  I was shooting the new drink menu for a client, Peppers Pizzeria, and ended up at the wine section.  Originally we shot a glass of wine with the bottle in the background.  It looked good and I was getting tired, but I wanted to try a pour.  The result of the fifth take is below.  In food photography, like everything else, it is important to press on.  You may end up with something you didn't expect.