Stop-Motion Food Photography

Stop-Motion Food Photography / Video Animation for Pittsburgh Clients

Here’s a new direction for me.  I enjoy doing these little stop-motion animations but I need to figure out how to make them a little more dramatic.  It’s tough to light something effectively and allow for the movement of of the animation.

Shooting Hero Food

Shooting the “hero” food photography is no problem.  I do that all the time, but knowing, and planning out, all the places shadows will affect is another matter.  It’s challenging to figure out in advance how the lighting will react to all the motion that will be happening. It’s an interesting problem that I look forward to overcoming.

Challenges of Stop-Motion

The interesting thing about doing these is that you have to “do it”, figure out the things that might no wrong, and then do it again.  They are actually more time consuming that I thought they would be.

Another interesting challenges of doing this is the fact that you really can’t bump anything on the set between shots.  As you can see from the animation, the herb dances around a little.  I don’t know if that’s a bad thing or not, but it’s something to consider.

This stop-motion animation was shoot for a Pittsburgh-based company, Starkist.



Michael Ray Photography
2820 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-232-4444
mray@michaelray.com

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