Share Our Selves Celebrity Chefs Dinner 2014
It is that time of year again. Celebrity Chefs Dinner 2014. November 7, 2014 some of the finest chefs in Orange County will prepare a five course dinner with wine paring. The fundraising event for Share Our SelvesÂ aÂ organizationÂ that serves as a life preserver for the homeless and working poor in Orange County, California. This is one of their annual events that allows them to provide food and basic medical services to those in need.
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From the SOS website, “On any given night in night in Orange County, over 4,300 people are homeless. This yearâs theme, âA Night under the Stars,â is a reminder that so many of our neighbors live in uncertain conditions, without a permanent roof over their heads.
The event highlights a group of outstanding local chefs who are committed to providing food and services for the vulnerable populations in Orange County. The dinner features five exquisite courses paired with specialty wines, a silent auction, and a live auction in which the chefs offer exciting one-of-a kind dining packages.
Proceeds from the event benefit the SOS Food Pantry and Comprehensive Service Center, which provides food and needed services such as rental and utilities assistance, transportation, and seasonal programs for low income individuals and families.”
Generally I produce a group photo of the chefsÂ duringÂ one of their meetings where they plan the event (there always goodÂ appetizers). This year they wanted some individual portraits for the Celebrity Chefs Dinner 2014 invitation.
I found a background that offered a nice amount of contrast with out being too busy or distractive. It also helps to use a telephoto lens to limit the depth of the focus and blur the background a little. I always use a tripod and at lease one portable studio light off camera.
See more information on my website about photographing executive portraits and corporate branding.Andy Templeton Photography Executive Portraits Orange County www.atempletonphoto.com 714 747-0556Â