Savage Photographer: Jeff Mellody

Jeff Mellody

Jeff Mellody is a Los Angeles based commercial photographer with 35 years experience. After graduating with a degree in photography, he worked as a catalog photographer for 10 years. The next 20 years Jeff was a contract photographer for the US military. For the last 5 years he has been an advertising and food photographer. Jeff is a walking encyclopedia of photography knowledge and is looking forward to helping photographers of all levels of experience. Check out his website here.

  • The Translum™ Cone: A Step by Step Tutorial

    The Translum™ Cone: A Step by Step Tutorial

    Small items by their very nature require delicate lighting and often require lights in close or small reflectors that have to be adjusted for each item which makes for looks that don’t match. My solution is a DIY project that takes a small amount of time but created a great deal of satisfaction in the end result.

    12 Handy Gadgets for Small Product Photography

    12 Handy Gadgets for Small Product Photography

    There is a great deal of work that needs to be accomplished at many different levels from local restaurants to the many magazines and blogs that are covering the foodie phenomenon. By adding a few items to your kit the knowledge you have about lighting and composition can be put to good use offering food photography services.