Category Archives: Food photography

This week has been a bunch of firsts for me: 1st time working with studio lights for food photography, painting with light, and … fracturing my foot.  Despite the injury (which was not done in the studio, but out on a very busy Oxford Street), I was in high spirits learning about the various nuances…

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It’s just a quick hello from me today.  This week I am attending a 5 day food & product photography workshop in London. After deliberating back and forth over the last two months as to whether it is worth plonking down the £700 for this workshop, I bit the bullet and opted for the chance…

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Food photography failures.  Chances are you’ve struggled with it, I certainly have.  Frustrated with not seeing any improvement in my foodie photos I sought for help in books, workshops and beautifully captured images by others dedicated to the subject matter.  (Yes, geek alert, I know.)  Then I hit a learning curve. At around the same…

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The internet houses a lot of blog posts on food photography 101.  I know because it is likely I’ve read it all.  They are wonderful resources for people, like myself, who are looking to improve their photographs of food whether it be for bragging rights, documentation or just plain delirious love of edible delights.  But…

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Lighting.  Angles.  Plating.  These are some of the concepts that Ellen Silverman discussed and demonstrated during her food photography workshop at the Food Blogger Connect conference last weekend.  Today I set myself the task to apply what I learned using two dishes: tomatoes stuffed freekeh and lemon fish tagine.  Let me just say… Ellen made…

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I eagerly traded 40+ hours of volunteer work for the chance to attend Ellen Silverman’s food photography & styling workshop during last weekend’s Food Blogger Connect conference in London. Ellen Silverman is the NYC-based photographer who has shot over 25 cookbooks including Gwyneth Paltrow’s My Father’s Daughter. Yesterday she spent 4 hours with twenty of…

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