My Food Photography Portfolio:
I love the world of lights, camera, action and although I’m by no means an expert I do know what I like and what gets me great results. I am self taught – lots of practice on magazine shoots as well as shooting chefs and all the food photography – not to mention the styling- for my book.
A lot of people don’t realize I shot all the photographs in my book MADE IN AMERICA – this was one of the most thrilling aspects of this vast project. I would meet the chefs in their kitchens all across the country – no budget for a professional photographer so it came down to me – and not a lot of equipment. I use the Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 – with the 50mm f1.4 – LOVE LOVE LOVE this lens and use it for everything! Really – close ups and landscapes, portraits and action shots, low light and bright sunshine.
When I can’t carry the big kit I use my Canon Powershot S95 – and this is what I prefer for shooting video. I know I should use the 5D – but somehow I’m more comfortable with the little camera. And more and more I have been turning to the video and camera on my iPhone. I shoot and edit all the little cooking videos myself – sometimes Minty will help out with production.
I have a pretty amazing set of lights for when I need to create a mini-studio for food shots – but I really try to use natural light whenever I can – it just gives me better results.