In the next couple weeks I’ll be going out to Tutka Bay Lodge for the second time this summer to do some photography for my good friends, Carl and Kirsten Dixon, owners of the lodge. My first trip out there over a month ago was a great time. That’s what all these photos are from; I was shooting images to show off how cool their lodge is. And boy is it ever a really great place.
Besides shooting interiors & exteriors of the cabins & outdoor recreation and such, I got to photograph some of their award winning cuisine (for use in a Kirsten’s new cookbook)…
…as well as photograph and experience their cooking school.
The school is located in one of the most unique buildings I’ve ever been in. It’s a re-purposed crabbing boat which was originally a World War II-era troop carrier. Kirsten is a master chef and has written several cookbooks, been on national television and is quite the gastronomy expert and celebrity here in Alaska and around the world. Everything is always top-notch there and it’s a lot of fun photographing their masterpieces.
Often times I used just natural light with a reflector for the food shots.
When I needed to, I used my new Canon 600-RT speedlight setup where I could control the strobes from the command module on the camera. You can see from the production shots of my set up. Pretty simple. One main strobe in a softbox and one straight as a back or side light. Nice lightweight & compact manfrotto stands that can go anywhere.
You can read more about the lodge and cooking school at their site: www.withinthewild.com
You can see more images I’ve shot of their lodges at: http://www.schultzphoto.com/within-the-wild/