Food Photography Tips

Food Photography Tips – How to Capture Steam

Food Photography Tips – How to Capture Steam

Food Photography Tips – How to Capture Steam This post is actually one I wrote a long time ago, but the trick still works, so I thought I’d recycle it and see if there is any interest… Michael Ray gives how professional food photographers capture steam in their photos. I was recently on a food…

read more →
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…

read more →
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…

read more →
Podcast Interview With Food Photographer Michael Ray

Podcast Interview With Food Photographer Michael Ray

Podcast Interview With Not-So World – Famous Food Photographer, me! :o) ME!  I’m famous! Check it out… :o)  

read more →
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…

read more →
Chocolate Photography Tips

Chocolate Photography Tips

Chocolate Photography Tips Here’s a photo from this week’s Chocolate photography shoot with Sarris Candies. The photo is un-retouched, so I admit that there are some details that need to be tweaked. like the actual melt-away chocolate surface, but what I really liked about this photo is the way we used the boxes as the…

read more →
Professional Food Photography Lighting Setup

Professional Food Photography Lighting Setup

Professional Food Photography Lighting Setup   In various food photography forums, I’ve heard it asked “What’s your typical food photography lighting setup”?  Even though I hesitate to answer this questions because there is no one perfect lighting setup that will work for all food shoots, there is a basic way I like to have my…

read more →
The Glare Light – Food Photography Lighting

The Glare Light – Food Photography Lighting

Food Photography Lighting – The Glare Light In food photography, when you place a light at the “angle of refraction” from your camera, you can get some very interesting and useful effects. You end up with “glare”, or shine, or a reflection.  Most novice food photographers try to eliminate reflections, but they can often do…

read more →
Understanding Food Photography Exposure

Understanding Food Photography Exposure

  Understanding Food Photography Exposure There are a few forums out there where novice food photographers post their shot and ask for other people critique their efforts. On those pages, the number one mistake I see is photographers making bad exposures. Even though the subject of exposure pertains to all types of photography, I want…

read more →
Lighting for Food Photography – Texture

Lighting for Food Photography – Texture

Lighting for Food Photography – Creating Texture A food photographer’s job Like I mentioned in my earlier post “Lighting for Food Photography – Shape”, a food photographer’s job is to take a three-dimensional reality (the actual food in front of the camera) and translate that into a two-dimensional representation (food photo) and retain as much…

read more →
3 of 4
1234