All about food

Sun.Star Cebu Weekend - - Lens - Al­bert Pe­drosa

LATELY, I have been com­mis­sioned to do sev­eral food shots from dif­fer­ent restau­rants. Shoot­ing food is not as easy as many think. This ap­plies to the restau­rant own­ers as well. It is as com­pli­cated as shoot­ing prod­ucts. It re­quires a lot of pa­tience, cre­ativ­ity and an ut­most at­ten­tion to de­tails. about any­thing that re­lates to the dish.

The food stylist works a lot with the chef and the pho­tog­ra­pher. He makes sure that the dish is pre­pared for shoot­ing and not for con­sump­tion. It means that the only con­sid­er­a­tion is the vi­su­als, not the taste. The taste comes in when the cus­tomer de­cides to buy and that’s an­other story.

amount of con­trol you can have in ev­ery shot. I love the idea that you can play with dra­matic or high-key light­ing with­out wor­ry­ing about the sub­ject get­ting bored or un­co­op­er­a­tive. You can work your light­ing to show ev­ery de­tails of the food know­ing that it’s not mov­ing any­time soon.

Food pho­tog­ra­phy is a very in­ter­est­ing genre in pho­tog­ra­phy. Oh and you don’t get to eat what you’re shoot­ing, most of the time it’s taste­less and raw in­side. But since the chef is your buddy, he can re­ward you with the best­seller dur­ing break time. Keep on shoot­ing, ev­ery­one!

The chal­lenges you face when shoot­ing food are al­ways unique no mat­ter how many times you have done it.”

Food stylist pre­pares the dish. This is a nor­mal set when shoot­ing food.

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