Advertising Food

Advertising Food

Advertising Food Photography Here’s a recent Advertising Food Photo I did for a local grocery store chain.  I really like this shot and wanted to share it with you.  The Art Director’s name is Matt and he is amazing.  I love his style of directing.  He points you in a direction and then diplomatically keeps…

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How to Photograph Ice Cream

How to Photograph Ice Cream

See the Article on “How to Photograph Ice Cream” Ask any professional food photographer, and he’ll tell you that ice cream is probably the most difficult food to photograph. Most foods can sit in front of the camera for minutes while the photographer makes his adjustments, but ice cream will only last a few seconds. …

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How do Pro Food Photographers find Clients?

How Do Professional Food Photographers Find Clients? It used to be, in the old days, that a professional food photographer would call up a potential client and make an appointment to stop in and show the prospect his printed portfolio. Now-a-days, things are different, and photographers must find new ways of meeting and maintaining clients….

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Remarkable Food Photography Article

Remarkable Food Photography Article

Remarkable Food Photography Article I’ve written an article on how to improve your food photography by making each element of your  photo more “remarkable”.  In the 2000 word article, I analyze the above photo and talk about its strengths and weaknesses.  My theory is that a photo can be thought of in terms of its…

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Cutting Boards

Cutting Boards

Food Photography Props – Cutting Boards I’ve just added a new feature to the website.  It’s a photo gallery the studio’s collection of Cutting Boards.  In the future, I hope to add additional galleries of food photography props, but for now, this is it!  

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Photography of SeafoodDips

Photography of SeafoodDips

Photography of Seafood Dips Here’s a photo from today’s food photography shoot of seafood dips.  The photograph is for a double page spread in a direct mail piece for a local grocery store chain.  The interesting thing about this image is the way the focus is handled.  The picture was taken with a tilt shift…

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Photographing Food Without a Tripod

Photographing Food Without a Tripod

Shooting Food Without a Tripod Traditionally, I have always used a tripod when photographing food.  I’ve done it this way over the years, for several reasons… 1. Until recently, I’ve use a view camera, with a digital back, to photograph food.  Have you ever tried to hand hold a view camera?  It’s impossible. 2. Most…

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Menu Photography Shoot

Menu Photography Shoot

Menu Photography Shoot I think the key to good commercial food photography is the ability for the food photographer to make the food look as appetizing as possible.  That sounds like a “given”, but most food photographers concentrate more on making a “pretty picture”, than on making the food look as good as possible. The…

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Photographing corn on the cob, a summertime favorite

Photographing corn on the cob, a summertime favorite

Photographing corn on the cob It seems like every spring and summer, I end up photography corn on the cob.  It’s always an interesting assignment because it usually involves either an outdoor environment, or a grill.  Both are challenging food photography assignments.  How do you represent a grill?  Do you use real flames, or just…

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Food Photographer’s Style

Food Photographer’s Style

Food Photographer’s Style If you examine food photography as closely as I tend to, you immediately become aware that different photographers had distinct styles of shooting food.  I’ve often wondered just how styles become apparent in those food photos.  What is it specifically that make a photographer’s images look similar to constitute a “style”.  Here’s…

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