Food Photography Case Studies

Food Photography of Chocolate Chip Cookies and Scones

Food Photography of Chocolate Chip Cookies and Scones

Food Photography of Chocolate Chip Cookies and Scones Just completed another successful food photography shoot with a great client and an awesome crew.  The shot at the top of the page is one that offered an interesting photographic challenge.  My favorite food photography light is one that casts a very crisp shadow, and when shooting…

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Bread Food Photo

Bread Food Photo

Food Photography – texture vs mood Food Photography is all about the details.  You want to create shape and texture, but you can’t go so far as to ruin the mood of the image.  There is usually a “mood” you’re trying to create.  You’re trying to communicate that the food you’re shooting is in a…

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Food Photography Critique Video #1 – Apple Cider

Food Photography Critique Video #1 – Apple Cider

Food Photography Critique Video #1 – Apple Cider I thought I’d try something new here.  I’ve put together this food photography image critique, via a screen capture program, thinking that I could use the cursor to point out exactly what it was that I was talking about.  I think it worked. The reason that I…

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S’mores Food Photography Shoot – Behind The Scenes

S’mores Food Photography Shoot – Behind The Scenes

Behind The Scenes at a S’mores Food Photography Shoot Here are a few images showing how the above food photography image was produced.  This was in interesting food photography challenge that I have never faced before.  How do I make a food photo look as though it was shot outside, at dusk.  S’mores are a…

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Food Photography of Cinnamon Rolls

Food Photography of Cinnamon Rolls

Food Photography of Cinnamon Rolls Here’s an image from a recent food photography shoot where we built a set using a window.  It seems that I’ve do that a lot lately and it tends to be a good solution to extending the background.  You can only use so many bread baskets and wine wine glasses. …

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Cupcake Food Photography

Cupcake Food Photography

Food Photography of cupcakes Here’s something from yesterday’s food photography shoot.  It’s kind of interesting that I’ve been asked twice in two weeks to create dusk or evening food photographs.  The last shot was of s’mores and this is for a dinner party.  I’ll soon be posting the behind-the-scenes photos for the s’more shoot, but…

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Food Photography Of Mini Cake

Food Photography Of Mini Cake

Food Photography Of Mini Cake To tell you the truth, there isn’t really a whole lot I don’t like about this food photo.I think that the crop works really well. Crop – I usually use spoons, forks or knives as design filler elements to round out the composition of the photo, but in this case,…

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Sample From This Week’s Food Photography Shoot

Sample From This Week’s Food Photography Shoot

Here’s a sample of this week’s food photography shoot Here’s just one sample of the food photography we did this week for Giant Eagle Markets, based in Pittsburgh PA.  The idea was to shoot an outdoor feel, but since it showed this week, and we all didn’t care to freeze out butts off, we did…

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Lighting For Food Photography – Shape

Lighting For Food Photography – Shape

Intro To Lighting for Food Photography Lighting for food photography is a subject near and dear to my heart.  To me, it is THE most important thing about commercial / advertising food photography.  When you’re shooting ads or anything where’s there’s a team involved, you end up making compromises.  This is also the case with…

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Food Photography Tip – Photographing Food Using Real Fire

Food Photography Tip – Photographing Food Using Real Fire

  Food Photography Tip – Shooting Fire Okay…  The food photo shown above isn’t the one we did in the video, but it was done using the same technique. A apologize in advance for the poor video production quality.  Basically, I just set up a go-pro, turned it on and then edited in a few…

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