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My name is Chris Luke, and this is where I blog about anything that fits my fancy… enjoy!

Product Photography – Bread

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Paul Chris Luke Photography Product Bread and Butter

Paul Chris Luke Photography Product Breads

Paul Chris Luke Photography Product Cinnamon Roll

Paul Chris Luke Photography Product Peach Cookie

Paul Chris Luke Photography Product Home Made Bread

If you haven’t had Caryn Esplins artisan bread, you are missing out on a little piece of heaven! With these HDR shots I kept the hdr effect as natural as I could, using the technique to bring out contrast and details of the bread. Combining the darkest and brightest parts of the photos allows a great range on contrast which helps amplify the details of the subject matter, a HDR. Depending on your settings of HDR it can make the photo look artistic, cartoonie, etc. For these images I chose to keep the effect subtle.

– Paul Chris Luke

Product Photography – Chuck A Rama

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Paul Chris Luke Photography Product Chuck O Rama plated 1

Paul Chris Luke Photography Product Chuck O Rama plated 2

Paul Chris Luke Photography Chuck O Rama

Paul Chris Luke Photography Julie Chuck o Rama

Paul Chris Luke Photography Chuck A Rama Bacon Noodles

Paul Chris Luke Photography Chuck A Rama Salad

There are very few things in this life better than a buffet when you are starving! The food was wonderful, and the photo ops aplenty! One unique thing I did is with the bacon noodles in camera raw. I added a lower saturation adjustment brush with a heavy feather. Instead of the normal darken the boarders, this left the only color in the middle of the frame, which achieves the same purpose of a vignette, drawing ones eye to the point of focus.

-Paul Chris Luke

Product Photography – Big Juds

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I don’t know if it was the lack of eating breakfast, or just the food itself, but Big Juds was amazing! It was all we could do to resist devouring the food before taking pictures of it. What ensued was a kind of rushed madhouse of shooting and eating, a very fun experience for all! Since it was relatively dark in the restaurant itself, most of the shots were taken using a continues light box. I increased the clarity on most photos to bring out the detail of the food. Added vignettes, blurred around boarders, etc. I still can’t believe Tim ate a whole burger all by himself!

-Paul Chris Luke

“1 Image of you shooting food/product taken by another photographer”

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Paul Chris Luke Photography Adrianna

Well, if you haven’t guessed, this isn’t me. However, it is my partner in crime, Adrianna! She did a great job being our creative director who arranged all the products we shot. It was a blast shooting with her, and I hope to do so again soon!

-Paul Chris Luke

Product Photography – Flying Salad, Gourmet Desserts, Italian Soda…

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Paul Chris Luke Photography Chocolate Milk Marshmallow Hot Steam Product

Paul Chris Luke Photography Chocolate Milk Marshmellow Hot Steam Product Teacup

Paul Chris Luke Photography Product Chocolate Cake

Paul Chris Luke Photography Product Flying Salad

Paul Chris Luke Photography Product Italian Soda Close Up

Paul Chris Luke Photography Product Italian Soda

So for part of this assignment, we were supposed to capture steam coming from the hot chocolate. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, we were not able to get real steam to come up from our cups. However, I added steam in photoshop, and I think it looks pretty dang realistic, what do you think? Used a white brush to brush in some steam lines, lowered opacity, set a heavy blur filter over the top, and viola! Steam :)

On the Italian soda shots I increased the saturation to give it a more vibrant feel. I think one of the most interesting shots was the flying salad. The salad is actually placed on a piece of glass, so it is not moving at all! It will be interesting to try this technique with other items!

-Paul Chris Luke

Product Photography – Chinese Food

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I sure do love Chinese Food :) I think my favorite of the series is the dine in plates. However, that may be just because I like orange chicken more than egg rolls! The take out shot was done in product light tent, while the dine in had a continues light umbrella from above. Lowered saturation on the take out shot, increased clarity of all three, increased saturation of the dine in full sized shot.

-Paul Chris Luke

Product Photography – Jewlery, Speakers, Tic Tacs…

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Paul Chris Luke Photography Motorcycle Headphones Helment

Paul Chris Luke Photography Product Geneva Betsy Johnson

Paul Chris Luke Photography Product Hello Kitty Key

Paul Chris Luke Photography Product Jewelry

Paul Chris Luke Photography Product Orange Tic Tacs

Paul Chris Luke Photography Product CoCoa Bean Cupcake

Paul Chris Luke Photography Syphon Helmet Motorcycle Speakers

Well I sure need to get myself a cheap piece of fogged glass! That combined with a couple flashes can make anything look good! I used that method with the tic tacs, and CoCoa Bean cupcake and I think it looks great! I also used a lightbox for some of the shots, which is a small white tent with lights on either side. The jewelry, motorcycle helmet speakers, and Geneva watch were shot that way. I think out of both options, I would prefer the fogged glass with flash combo. Also, I brought a Cisco Phone for everyone to take pictures of.

-Paul Chris Luke

Photography – A Passion for a Style

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I love photography! Photography, as a subject matter, can encompass an almost innumerable amount of topics, styles, and formats. Some basic sub styles could be broken up into portraits, landscape, macro, wildlife, etc. In each category, there is almost an infinate amount of styles that can make each subject completely different. A photo of buffalo can be vastly different by applying a black and white filter, adding a blue sky, etc. Over the course of my study of photogrpahy I have found my passion lies with Portrait Photography. I love to capture emotion, memories, and moments in time. I want to capture one of God’s most beautiful creations, and save it in a timeless photo. If it were up to me, I would take photos of people 100% of the time! I love it!

 

– Paul Chris Luke

Corporate Photography – Large and Small Groups

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paul chris luke photography small corporate group graphic design

paul chris luke photography small corporate group photo

paul chris luke photography small corporate group video

 

Tell you what, as a visual communication gang we are a bunch of goofballs! I had a blast taking these photos, I love everyone in them! I increased clarity and contrast on most of the photo. I darkened the borders by  using a decreased exposure adjustment brush in camera raw. Other than those basic edits in raw I did some slight cropping, and of course, added “Team Danny” so his picture; it just seemed so fitting! I tried different group compositions with our small group, the first using a diamond composition, upside down triangle, slanted triangle, and an outlier.

-Paul Chris Luke

Corporate Assignment – Ariana Aussef

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Paul Chris Luke Photography Arianna Aussef Corperate Full Length

Paul Chris Luke Photography Ariana Aussef Corperate Photo Headshot

Ariana pulls off the secretary look perfectly! We met at the MC at BYU-Idaho, and took a quick 20 minute shoot. Wrapped up, and had the photos edited and ready within the hour. Simple edits here as well, slight vignette, softened skin, and light skin touch-ups.

Ariana is a receptionist at Madison Memorial Hospital.

-Paul Chris Luke Photography