Homework 4

I am certain the photo Falling Soldier by Robert Capa is real. From my observation, I know for a fact that certain things cannot be re-enacted. One observation was the fact that the soldiers legs were positioned in a falling motion that could not be staged. The fall looked completely inevitable and he looked as if his life was leaving his body through his legs. Another observation was the positioning of the gun. This could not possibly be fake because the gun was falling out of the soldiers hand. If this photo was staged, the soldier would have a better grip on the rifle. For example in the staged “Home of a Rebel Sharpshooter” by Gardener the gun was positioned upright to show the soldier died with dignity. Another observation is the simple falling position . The soldier was falling in mid air as if the bullet caught him off guard and took his balance. This could not be staged because the impact of the fall would hurt the actor or actress. A part in the article that can furthermore support my idea is that there was proof that Capa was there at that point in time to capture this photo. Capa had an alibi. When it comes to photography it is easy to fabricate now a Days but this photo is certainly real.

Baking Muffins

Making Different Types of Muffin : Orange Cranberry Muffin,Berry Jam Muffin,Blueberry Muffin, Lemon Poppy Muffin, Corn Muffins

1.  Mixing (activating the gluten)

2. Fermentation ( allowing the yeast to act on the sugar)

3. Scaling ( cutting the dough into portion)

4. Benching (allowing the gluten to relax for a easier shape )

5. Makeup/Panning

6. Cooling and Storage


HW #1: Photography, Instagram, and the Food Industry (Samara Hernandez)

Social media has become one of the major factors within the food industry. Wether it be drinks, finger foods, ice cream, or food, social media has now been able to get up and coming businesses and even businesses that have been around for years,more business than ever due to many social media users posting their items on there accounts. While reading “How A New York Restaurant Uses Instagram Influencers To Drive Sales,” the main thing that caught my attention out of the article was that, “influencers will be more invested and will deliver better-quality posts if they believe in you, rather than just being paid by you.” I agree with that statement 100%. I rather post something and invite my friends and family to a place where I know they’ll get their money’s worth, rather than have them waste their money on something that has no type of taste or appealing appearance.

Personally, I always take photos of my food especially when I go out to a new place. The main reason being, they way they set the item up may have automatically caught my attention as soon as I got it. Sometimes I’ll take a picture so that if after my meal, if I enjoyed it, I can give positive feedback on my social media and hopefully gain them some new customers.