For Photographers

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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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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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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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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What’s your normal start and end time for a food shoot?

What’s your normal start and end time for a food shoot? That question is a little deceptive.  Your start time, the stylist’s start time, the assistant’s start time and my start time,  are probably all different.  I like for the client to show up around 9:00, unless they have something the stylist needs to prepare…

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I’ve added a new gallery to the webpage!

I’ve added a new gallery to the webpage!

I’ve added a new gallery to the webpage! It’s the food selfies menu item on the left of this page.  Check it out!  

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How To Shoot Great Pizza Photography

How To Shoot Great Pizza Photography

The Keys To Great Pizza Photography If you dabble as food photographer, sooner or later, someone is going to ask you to photograph pizza.  I’ve probably have shot pizza for over ten different clients over the years and from that experience, I’ve developed an understanding of what it takes to make a great pizza photo….

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