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The Difference Between Editorial and Advertising Food Photography?

The Difference Between Editorial and Advertising Food Photography?

The difference between Editorial and Advertising Food Photography? As I see it, it’s all about the style of the photo…  I remember years ago, I fed-x’ed my portfolio off to the Art Buyer for Bon Apatite Magazine, just to see what would happen.  Who knows, maybe I could become famous or something… :o)  It didn’t…

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When photographing wine bottles, what are your tips for lighting them? – Q & A #3

When photographing wine bottles, what are your tips for lighting them? – Q & A #3

Okay, this is a terrible example, but I have photographed many a wine bottle, but I can’t seem to put my hands on one right now. But… If you look at the very feint highlight running down the left hand side of the bottle, you’ll see (not very well), how I like to light wine…

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Food Photography Lighting Video- Hoagie

Food Photography Lighting Video- Hoagie

Advanced Food Photography Lighting – How to light a hoagie   LEAVE A COMMENT!!!!!!!! :o)   Food Photography Video Outline Notes: Welcome / Introduction Advanced Food Photography Lighting: My name is Michael Ray and I’m a professional food photographer.  This video is part of my web site, foodportfolio.com, where I share tips and tricks of…

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How Much Post-Production Went Into This Food Photo?- Q & A #2

How Much Post-Production Went Into This Food Photo?- Q & A #2

Food Photographer Q & A #2 :  by Simi Jois – My question : How important is post-processing to the final look of the image? I guess you’ll have to be the judge of that.  Below the final image, I’ve posted the original one. As you can see, all, I’ve really done is to flip…

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Is it essential to own a macro lens to do professional food photography? – Q & A #1

Is it essential to own a macro lens to do professional food photography? – Q & A #1

For the very first Food photography Q&A question, in hopefully a long series, Marie-Christine Beaudet, asked: Q – Is it essential to own a macro lens to do professional food photography? A – In a word, yes.  It’s not that you have to always have a macro lens in order to make beautiful food photography,…

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Food Photography Q & A

Food Photography Q & A

Food Photography Q & A I need your help!  I’m adding a Q&A section to my food photography blog, and to be honest, I’m a little “out of touch”.  So if you have any questions you’d like to ask a professional food photographer, I’ll take the time to answer it on my blog so others…

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Food Photography Critique – Ham Photo

Food Photography Critique – Ham Photo

Food Photographer Critique – Ham Photo I thought it would be interesting and informative to novice food photographers to hear what a professional food photographer thought about a particular food photo, especially if that food photo was one of his own. Composition The overall composition of this photo is quite strong, at least in my…

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Food Photography of Chocolate Brownie

Food Photography of Chocolate Brownie

Professional food photography shows and talks about a recent food photography assignment, Chocolate Brownie, with behind the scenes photos.

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Food Photography Fun…

Food Photography Fun…

Food Photography Fun… Here’s a fun image from a recent food photography shoot.  Actually, this is an Iphone picture of the trash can (sitting inside my sink) we were using to dispose of the Popsicles we just finished shooting…  All the photos of the popsicles were outlined shots, so there want nothing exciting to share…

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Best Food Photography Camera

Best Food Photography Camera

A food photographer’s opinion about what makes the best food photography camera This isn’t an article about which is better Canon or Nikon, it’s about 35mm DSLR,  medium format, or view camera.  Like most other professional photographers, I have my own biases, but unlike many others, I’ve used all three types of cameras.  So after…

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