And now for something completely different: Food. I spent part of last week down in Eau Claire, Wisconsin shooting food images for a catalogue--a big change of pace from the other things I've been working on lately. It felt good to stretch some different photographic muscles for a few days. Food is all about arrangement and lighting. You spend all kinds of time setting things up, making small adjustments, arranging scenes, tweeking the lighting, and then you take one photo, break it all down, and set up something else. It's way different than making portraits or covering live events--a lot calmer, a lot more calculating. You can really zone in on building the image one element at a time. It's a cool way to work, really focused. The end of this week is going to be something else completely different too. It's already been a pretty crazy fall and things aren't slowing down yet. Stay tuned.