Friday, 9 January 2015

Working With Editorial Text

Sometimes a shot will receive a text overlay on the photograph rather than in a separate section. This creates more of a challenge when shooting as the food has to be situated accurately before it spoils. The publishers will send over the text example which I then overlay onto the live shot in Capture One Pro software. We then have to style the food around the copy. Despite this being a bit more rigid in terms of creative freedom, I am actually really enjoying photographing food in this way. The shots below were taken for a book project and a magazine.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Berin Made

This year I had the exciting opportunity to shoot a project for stationary company Berin Made. Working with flowers, foliage and confetti to create graphic, unique images to display their fun merchandise. It was an interesting change to work with stationary items rather than food (which I usually shoot). I think the images are as eye catching as Berinmade's products.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Shooting Tests

I recently upgraded some of my camera equipment and acquired a lens I had been thinking of getting for a while. In order to test everything out and to shoot a couple of ideas that had been bubbling up in my mind's eye, I organised a test shoot with the lovely Emily from Spook. The results are even better than I had hoped for and proves it is worth continuing to do projects off my own back when I have a spare few days.


Monday, 30 September 2013

Cooking class photography

Shooting an event or class often means there are factors that will influence your shots which are beyond your control. For example, the location and styling of the setting, the available light, the mood of the people and colours of the products or food. These are all things that need to be kept in mind as much as possible for each shot you take, whilst also relying on your instinct and eye. I would say it is one of the more challenging areas of photography as there is so much to think about.

But then when it all comes together, there's no beating the sequence of shots you are able to achieve. At the time I took the shots below I knew I had some good shots, but when seeing the shots together as a story at my computer afer the event, I was delighted to have captured the mood and look of the day as I recall it.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Rachel Allen's Everyday Kitchen

Another shoot for the Good Food Channel, this time for Rachel Allen's new programme. I really loved these recipes which were utterly delicious and rich, perfect winter comfort food. I shot this a few weeks ago while the weather was still hot and sunny. Now the colder climate has set in these shots get me in the mood for the cosiness autumn and winter have to offer; wellies, woollens and lots of time huddling around log fires with friends and family. Can't wait.