Food Photography FAQ for Clients
Food photography clients, especially people new to buying food photography, always have a ton of questions. The questions listed below are just a sample of the ones that Michael has been asked over the years. If you are here to learn more about buying food photography, you may want to see if your question has been asked and answered already.
This page is a work in progress and at this point, only a small fraction of the answers are listed. If you don’t see your question answered yet, please just drop Michael an email or give him a call at 412-232-4444, and he will answer your question in person.
Finding The Right Food Photographer
Why can’t my local wedding photographer take my food photography?
What’s the difference between an Editorial and an Advertising Food Photographer?
What do I need to know before I call for a food photography estimate?
How much does Food Photography cost?
How do you charge, per shot, per day, or per project?
What makes one Food Photographer better than another?
How do I find a good food photographer in my area?
What makes a food photo “professional Looking”?
Do you put any limitations on the use of the food photos?
This is costing more than I expected. How can I reduce the cost?
How many shots can you do in a day?
Photography Service Related
How will you deliver the photos?
How large can these files reproduce?
If the images need to be retouched, can you do that?
Is it better to shoot wide, so we can crop in later?
If we need it. can you do other types of photography?
Food Stylist Related
What does a food stylist do?
Do we need a stylist?
What does a food stylist cost?
Decisions You’ll Need To Make
Do I need to be at the food shoot?
What’s the best place to shoot food, on location or at your studio?
Who should attend the food shoot?
On what background should we photograph our food?
Do we need to photograph our food on our restaurant’s plates?
Will this disturb the functioning of my dining room if we shoot at my restaurant?
Preparing For Your Food Photography Shoot
Who supplies the props at a food photography shoot?
How much lead time do you need to schedule a food shoot?
What’s your normal start and end time for a food shoot?
How much food do we need to bring to the shoot?
How much room do you need when you go on location?
Misc. Food Photography Questions
Is the food you shoot edible?
Is it legal to use fake food?
What do you do with all the food after the shoot is over?
How many pictures do you take to get a good one?
*** If you don’t see your question(s) listed above, please call 412-232-4444 or email Michael and he will be glad to help you in any way he can.