As a food photographer, you will be asked to shoot a fair number of beverages. I avoided drink photography for a long time because it’s one of the toughest types of shoots to pull off, as it usually involves a lot of glass and reflections. Any sort of reflection can be tough to manage. When I'm . . .
My post-processing workflow consists of doing most of my editing in Lightroom and then opening up my file in Photoshop to really clean up the image, or adjust it selectively in ways that Photoshop does better. For example, I rarely use the spot removal tool in Lightroom, as I find it often does . . .
When you first start out as a food photographer, you need to learn to style food out of necessity to build your portfolio, which will in turn help you start getting work. Once you are a pro and working on sets with a food stylist, you will still need to have some competency in this area, as food . . .
For the last couple of weeks I have been working on a free PDF to offer my subscribers. It's my Food Photography Cheat Sheet, an 8-page mini eBook with my shoot checklist, workflow, and troubleshooting tips to help you prepare and strategize your food photography shoots. Food photography can be a . . .
I never shoot with a softbox. Okay, sometimes I shoot with a softbox. That headline was meant to catch your attention. But honestly, I shoot with a softbox so seldom, that I can say that I almost never shoot with a softbox—at least, when I’m photographing food. I think a lot of photographers have . . .
This is a common mistake I see bloggers and new photographers make: you compose the dish that you’re shooting, along with your props and the other elements that make up your scene. You then pick up a your camera and circle your set, like a hawk stalking its prey, looking through your lens and snap, . . .
The other day I was talking to my business coach about my unique selling proposition (yes I have a business coach—in fact more than one--and believe that anyone who is serious about growing their business should too!). In marketing, it is said that you should figure out what you have to offer that . . .
Shortly before Christmas, I finally received my copy of Vegan Weight Loss Manifesto: An 8-Week Plan to Change Your Mindset, Lose Weight and Thrive by Zuzana Fajkusova and Nikki Lefler. I had shot the book last autumn--more than a year before it was launched on December 16, 2017 by Page Street . . .
In my last post, I talked about how to approach shooting for restaurants. In this post, I will outline some of the things to be aware of on the business side. Besides technical and artistic considerations, and working in collaboration with a client and chef, shooting for restaurants also . . .
HOW TO SHOOT FOR RESTAURANTS: PART I Whether you are a blogger or Instagrammer, or a photographer starting your own food photography business, you may be approached to shoot for a restaurant. Shooting for restaurants is often how food photographers start their careers. As their budgets . . .