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Olly says… There’s a nice big window at Silo [the Brighton restaurant where the shoot took place], which acts as a gorgeously large light source, and just needs balancing with a reflector or two. You don’t need a big studio to take good photos – a window and the sun will do just as well. And it’s a toss up between styling and lighting in terms of which is more important for food photography.
You do need good produce to photograph. The food has to be in perfect condition and look beautiful. If you have a great location, as we did, it’s good to include that (or a constituent part of it) in the photo. We used the serving plate made from recycled carrier bags in our shot, because it was at the heart of Silo’s ethical ethos.