All about food
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.