Food Photography. The Other Photographic Discipline

Photography of jewelry has been receiving a lot of my attention lately, what with projects going back to last November and up until now.  That’s all well and good, but I don’t want to blog about jewelry photography so much that I forget about food photography, the other demanding art I love.

So, in case you’re a carnivore….

Pulled Pork – Black Hog BBQ

Jeff Behm Photography. Located in Frederick, MD. Convenient to Washington DC and Baltimore. Over 3 decades experience. Always willing to travel to wherever clients need us.

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Health First, then Business

Gold pendants and chains on a gray to black background
Create a LOOK for your return

Create top notch marketing and branding imagery NOW

Hopefully it’s clear by now that we’re all in this mess together. After your health and that of your family, next most important right now is to be ready to roll at full speed the second business restarts.

To be fully prepared, take this time to create top notch marketing and branding NOW and have it ready to launch. It has to stand out from your competition and focus on YOU as the category leader. Like you, Jeff Behm Photography is the regional leader in product, food, and branding photography and is ready to partner with you in this critical post-crisis campaign.

Let us help with critical savings tailored for you.

Call today at 724-730-8513 or email :

Until then, let’s discuss ways that we can use contactless delivery and face-to-face online meetings to work together safely now, so you can dominate your niche as soon as the green light is given.

Once again, call 724-730-8513 or email :

Jeff Behm Photography, serving businesses large and small since 1984.

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Product Photography and Silver Linings

Ruby and Diamond ring.  Take advantage of the enforced downtime.
Ruby and Diamonds. Act now, for your best photography later.

If you’re looking for a silver lining to the current situation, it could be this:   Create an opportunity out of forced downtime!  Health concerns have already created an interruption to your daily operations, so take advantage by arranging for your products to be professionally photographed with the least additional hassle.   You’ll want high quality photographs for marketing purposes when the emergency passes and you need to get rolling again! Make an impact when you do! Photographs are still the best way to help your prospective clients know what to expect when doing business with you.  

We assume it’s tough for most, right now. It’s tough for us too. But put this time to good use and be ready to rock!

Call 724-730-8513 or email

We’ll discuss your needs, schedule a time and provide an accurate written estimate, pending any changes you might make later. We’ll create savings tailored to your project.

Include examples, sketches or drawings if you wish; it helps clarify communication.

Use FEDEX, UPS or USPS to bring your small product (smaller than a breadbox) to our door.

We’ll ship your package back to you upon completion.

Terms are 50% of the estimate to schedule with the balance due upon completion, plus shipping.  We’ll then provide you with your own gallery for direct download.

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Food Photography: Knock Your Clients’ Socks Off!

Award winning Big Cork Vineyard
A variety of Big Cork Vineyards offerings

If you’re in the food business, you may be familiar with the statement “People buy with their eyes.” This is especially true when what you are selling is something they wish to put in their stomach. It’s also something I understand completely, having spent 15 years in the restaurant business, including 12 years in management – 10 with one of the best privately owned restaurant corporations in the midwest.

Food photography cheese cakes by Jeff Behm Photography Frederick MD
Overhead view of assorted cheesecakes.

Do you want to stand out from your competition? After all, you’ve spent days, weeks, months and years learning your craft as a restaurateur. What tastes good? What’s unusual and desirable? What catches the attention of your palate so you can deliver that special flavor to your customers?

Pulled Pork, food photography

After such an investment, it makes no sense to rely upon the kinds of uninspired photographs one so often sees on restaurant websites. You know what I’m talking about, those poorly composed and lit cell phone photos of food you’ve spent your life perfecting. Every restaurant has them if they have any online presence, at all. But don’t be fooled into thinking these represent your passion! That would be a serious mistake, because they certainly don’t communicate a strong message of “Come to my restaurant.” Remember, people buy with their eyes.

Our wish at Jeff Behm Photography is to help you get your message out, to allow your marketing to communicate the perfection that you offer in your restaurant or commercial food company. We are conveniently located in Frederick, MD, are within easy access to Washington DC, Hagerstown and Baltimore, and can be reached by calling 724-730-8513, or by emailing us at We look forward to serving you!

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Jewelry Photography and a Hot Rock

Stack focusing of jewelry photography results in sharper images throughout

It seems that lately I’ve written a fair amount about how much I like jewelry photography. It is, without a doubt, one of my favorite photographic subjects. The detail in the metals, the exquisite gem stones, the unadulterated beauty of fine jewelry…these appeal to me as sculptural art in miniature.

At some point in human pre-history, a sharp observer noticed that some stones used in making a fire pit actually melted, and that what was left after cooling could be bent or pounded into other shapes. Probably the first uses were in the making of weapons, but I imagine that soon after weapons, came ornaments. Brass, bronze, gold and silver armbands, rings, earrings, headpieces and buttons go back to ancient times.

Probably even before that occurred, other humans had found certain stones in streams that were in fact, very pretty when polished.

Perhaps it was the artisans who made arrow heads, spear heads and flint knives by chipping at them until sharp who found that some stones did not chip in ways useful for weapons. Instead, these chipped off in ways that revealed beautiful reflections, refractions and colors.

Inevitably someone – perhaps one of the craftsmen making weapons, perhaps a chieftain seeking something special to emphasize his importance or impress someone important to him – thought to combine the metal with the pretty stone, and jewelry was born.

Today, we have the culmination of thousands of years experience blending metal and stone into beautiful fine jewelry. I have found a certain reverence for the earliest attempts at this craft that informs my love for photographing today’s efforts.

Jeff Behm Photography is a Frederick, MD. based commercial and advertising photographic service, traveling nationwide in pursuit of client’s needs. We specialize in product photography, especially jewelry and food, plus corporate headshots and executive portraiture. To reach Jeff, please call 724-730-8513 or email

Silver pendant with colored stones
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