I love photographing food but it does take a certain amount of patience. Having worked in a food stock library I’m so inspired by food photographers, there’s a real precision. But also, food photography can be very different to photographing people as you have a bit more flexibility in getting the angles right. There’s definitely more room for trial and error.
As I was going through my RAW files in Bridge for a cake shoot I did the other week it occurred to me I had a series of images that played like a flick book of how I set the shot up through to this final shot for Heart Home magazine.
I think the thing with food photography is there’s always a tweak that can make such a difference in a shot. So, it might just be filling a shadow or adding a spoon. Maybe the positioning of props. So, in order to demonstrate that I put all the stills together in iMovie so you can see the process. Bearing in mind this is a flick book of about an hour time frame condensed to a minute! The video shows the stills in low resolution so are better in actuality….
Got any tips on food photography? Please do share in comments!