Food Photography of Chocolate Brownie
Here’s a food photo from a recent shoot that I just love. I had a great time working with the team and I think that we walked away with some really great photos, and this is my favorite from the shoot.
One of the things most people don’t realize about professional food photography is that it takes so long and that it involves so many different people. The people that attended this shoot were: End company (the company that makes the brownie), the Art Director from the agency, the Account executive from the agency, me, my assistant, my intern, the food stylist and her assistant. That’s a lot of people, but that’s what it takes…
Another thing that usually fascinates people about food photography is the time that goes in to every detail of the shot. I bed we repositioned those two red straws thirty times before we were happy with them, not to mention the crumbs… On MOST food photos, EVERYTHING in the shot has been examined, discussed and allowed. Sure there are times when we’d like to change a thing or two, but availability and time usually prevent perfection. And then there are times when hind sight is better than the decision we made. Than always happens.
In general though, food photography, at least advertising food photography is a very deliberate and time consuming process, one that I really like… :o)
I’d like to to offer a special thanks for student food photographer and assistant Vanessa Song for taking such fine “behind the scenes” photos and thanks to professional NY food photographer Cayla Zahoran for finally getting that string untangled… :o) I’m always sad for a day or two when she leaves town. (you just never know when you need to have a string untangled…)
I love food photography!