Being a professional commercial food photographer differs from being a hobbyist in many ways. Not only do you have to take great photographs but you are also required to execute a photograph in a specific manner. Photography is hard enough but when you introduce a team of art directors, clients and other players your role […]
The term food porn is what people are calling the beautiful food shots that are in your face, up close and make you drool. That makes me a food pornographer. I actually really love the term. It makes what I do seem so much more intriguing.
For a lot of aspiring food photographers approaching the right subject can be the difference between a great photograph or a disaster. Unless you are an accomplished chef and can really create beautifully styled dishes, stay away from complicated subjects at first keep it simple.
What makes a food photograph good? It is very simple to answer but not always easy achieve. I call it the missing ingredient the yum factor. For me a food photograph needs to do what any great photograph does, it needs to evoke an emotional response. When I show people my portfolio their reaction is […]
People ask me all the time which is better film or digital? The question is a valid one but really has no correct answer. I could get all technical and describe pixel counts and all sorts of other photographer jargon but that would be really boring.
Lighting trends come and go. For a few years natural light was in favor. Natural light is beautiful, requires less technical skill to use and of course much cheaper that artificial lights, however it has it’s drawbacks. The biggest negative about dealing with natural is consistency. Back in the days of film (yes, I said […]