Of all the types of things I photograph, shooting food probably comes the closest to being a full-blown DIY project. There’s a lot going on– from lighting and composing to styling and shooting, food photography is almost always a production. But regardless of whether you are shooting food for a big publishing client or for a small cookbook of your old family recipes, the process of capturing food at its most flattering remains the same.
One of my photography niches is food photography. It started awhile back when a friend asked me if I could shoot for his restaurant. It seems that many photography businesses started just like that, with a friend asking a shoot, or acknowledging a talent.
We all need to start somewhere, so this article shows a very simple yet effective food photography technique using only one or two lights. While simple, it is very effective and I still use this technique when shooting for clients today. [Read more...]
Food photographer Edward Cownas shares some of his food photography ideas. You can get some of the lighting as you watch the flick. Watching the flick also helps understand the complexity that is involved in food photography production.
Edward strikes me as the DIY guy (I could swear I saw him with scissors making a diffuser at one point. Warning – This video is not for people on diet. It was reported to kill five diets already and no solution is seen on sight. (More after the flick)