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.


 






Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Scandi food

These images were shot for the Good Food Channel to accompany their new series Valentine Warner Eats Scandinavia which will air in September. I love the styling by Linda Berlin, who was a perfect fit for the job being Swedish herself. The greys and light blues really make the food stand out.








Friday, 7 June 2013

The versatility of shooting Raw

I recently completed a cookbook for a bootcamp. As the recipes were healthy and nutricious the brief was to shoot them with light and bright lighting. I however wanted to create some darker moodier pictures for my portfolio. By shooting Raw I had the versatility to change my exposure, contrast and white balance to create two different versions. A cooler darker version for myself and the warmer lighter version for the client.










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