FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY TO MAKE YOUR MOUTH WATER
We’ve all been there. You go to the restaurant and carefully make your choice. And when it arrives an army of forks make their way to your plate from those companions who have made lesser choices. Get away! Be off with you! In fact, why don’t you reach for your knife and fend off these boneheads? Let them pay the price for their stupidity.
Preparation and forethought is the key to great food photography
NEVER GO TO A RESTAURANT WITH PHOTOS OF THE FOOD
HA HA. That’s rich coming from a food photographer.
And the truth is we all know what we mean when we say that. We’re talking Terry-Tourist-Land where dishes have numbers, pictures and hilarious translations such as Roasted Husband and Meat Fried Cat Ear. If anyone plans on cooking these, please please invite us to do the food photography.
To get serious for a minute, ‘proper’ food photography needs to be planned well in advance, with consideration given not just to the dishes themselves but to the props, tablecloths, cutlery – you name it.
In fact, the food is just one element in the creation of great food photography. The stage should be set, the tableau created, ready for the star attraction as Hollywood creates the sets in preparation for their Oscar winning actors.
So if you want some great food photography, search the internet for the sort of pictures you are after, show them to your photographer and your chef and get in props, tablecloths, table decorations and decent cutlery even before the chef lights the flame and gets those beautiful ingredients together.