is not as easy as it looks. 4th assignment was to shoot 3 images from the same meal – home cooked or restaurant meal. This presented all sorts of challenges. So many that I may not post the dreadful before images. 🙂 Challenges were:
- First problem, I enjoy cooking when I have tons of time (like a long weekend with nothing to do) That never happens.
- The food you cook has to look good. What looks good on the dinner table does not necessarily look good on camera.
- Shooting food that looks good, e.g. sushi has to look good by the time you transport it to the studio, rearrange it a million times, and light it.
- Poorly styled, poorly lit food does not look appetizing. The primary objective of food photography is to make you hungry.
It took three shoots and over $100 worth of sushi to get these shots.
Thanks to the sushi chefs at Kotosh Restaurant in Lomita for providing the sushi in the 2nd shot below. I routinely got an order to shoot and an order to eat. 🙂
Below are my three shots – appetizer, entree and dessert:
Loving Video by India.Arie and Ordinary People by John Legend right about now.