Bottle Shot $50 Super-Special Extended!!!!

4 03 2014

It’s true! We’ve extended our February special that we originally announced here:

So, now thru March, you can get a bottleshot or tech sheet of any single bottle of wine, beer, cider, mead, sake, distilled spirit or anything else for $50.

The offer is good for any new bottle we’ve not shot before and the only limitation is that it’s limited to a single bottle per image. (2 bottles in two images = $100)

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Contact us at and we’ll get it going right away for you!!!


#foodphotography friday — #fpf

28 02 2014

We’re happy to see rain in Sonoma County, not only for the grapes and other crops, but also, the allure of rainy day comfort food!

Happy #FPF

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Happy Valentines #foodphotography Friday #fpf

14 02 2014

We hope your Valentines Day starts, continues and ends with lots of bubbles!

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February Bottling Special: At $50, We Might Have the Cheapest and BEST Bottle Shots & Technical Sheets for Wine, Beer, Cider and other Beverages!

7 02 2014

It’s about time to bottle! Bottle shots are a key component of every winery’s  marketing efforts. While many studios out there can take care of your bottle shots, we believe that there’s more to it that just taking a shot and running it thru Photoshop. We value authenticity and believe that the best image is a result of the best, live, studio photography.

We avoid image manipulation using Photoshop, especially label pasting, as much as possible. Our bottle shots aim for more life and reality than the typical shot you’ll find. A superior result requires a bit more time and effort, and normally, we’re not the least expensive option, but starting Feb 1, we just might be.

For the month, all new single-bottle shot orders will be priced at $50. That’s right, a “Grant” will get you a complete, cut out and ready-to-go AWESOME bottle shot in TIFF and JPEG formats, ready to go for use in printing, or on your site. Restrictions?? The only restriction is one bottle per shot. That’s it.

Additionally, all technical sheets are reduced and are also priced at $50. You send the specs and your logo, we’ll take care of the rest and deliver PDF files ready for both printing and the web.

For $100 and the price of shipping (or we’ll pick up in Sonoma County) you’ll get a fresh, crisp, new tech sheet with a new photo of a just bottled or ready to release wine.

Contact us at to make arrangements and we’ll take it from there. You make it taste great and we’ll make it look great!

FoodPhotography Friday #fpf

31 01 2014

Cheese. It’s one of our favorite subjects.

Taken in the historic walled city of Evora in Portugal of Quejaria Das Romas’ famed sheep’s milk cheese.

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FoodPhotography Friday #fpf

17 01 2014

We’ve heard questions on whether B&W should be used for food. 

Well, No!  …and Yes!

Food, itself, we believe is too rich and expressive to use B&W. Food’s inherent beauty comes from the color, the hues, the tone that the earth has given it or from the colors that the process of cooking has imparted upon it. We find all of these too descriptive and emotive to omit from an image. On the other hand, food LIFESTYLE is a great place to use B&W. When the story is not the food, but the life, we like to use the absence of color to direct the viewer to the tonal and textural elements that lend cues to the story of the image.

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Food Photography Friday #fpf

10 01 2014

Happy New Year!

Here’s the first #fpf of 2014. We hope that your resolutions don’t exclude cheese!


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Food Photography Friday #fpf

20 12 2013

Welcome to the last #fpf for 2013. The studios are closed for the next two weeks while we work on end of year work and getting things back in order for 2014 around here. Clean up, organization and so forth are needed and the last couple weeks of the year is a great time for everyone to get things in order and ready for an exciting 2014. We’ve got a number of interesting projects we’re already working on for 2014 including a documentary on grape variety diversity. We’ve started shooting and that will continue in the winter for a spring 2014 release.

2013 was a great year for us with some great new clients. We’re thankful and humbled by your trust in us. In celebration, this last #fpf for 2013 is “Bubbles”. Cheers! CHOWstudios would love to wish you and yours a very, happy holiday season.

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FoodPhotography Friday #fpf

6 12 2013

Tower of Cheese – yes, it’s a sculpture of grated, then fried dry cheese.

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FoodPhotography Friday #fpf

22 11 2013

Off to work with Saucy again this evening, so we thought one of their awesome pies would be a great idea for #fpf today.

Sausage, peppers, corn.

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