March 23, 2014

Food Photography Tips


Food Photography Tips blog posts  My name is Roz but lots call me Rosie.  Welcome to Rosies Home Kitchen.  I moved from the UK to France in 2005, gave up my business and with my husband, Paul, and two sons converted a small cottage in rural Brittany to our home   Half Acre Farm.  It was here after years of ready meals and take aways in the UK I realised that I could cook. Paul also learned he could grow vegetables and plant fruit trees; we also keep our own poultry for meat and eggs. Shortly after finishing the work on our house we was featured in a magazine called Breton and since then Ive been featured in a few magazines for my food.  My two sons now have their own families but live near by and Im now the proud grandmother of two little boys. Both of my daughter in laws are both great cooks.  My cooking is home cooking, but often with a French twist, my videos are not there to impress but inspire, So many people say that they cant cook, but we all can, you just got to give it a go.

 I see such beautiful food photographs on people’s blogs and Facebook pages, I definitely need help.

So I asked Fenella at photoworkshops.co.uk/ to ask photographer Ian to cast his critical eye over my photographs.

This is what he said.

“We have just looked at your pic’s, think you need to get closer in to the subject. Another small tip is to use small mirrors to bounce the light onto the plate!!

 Food photography seems to go through different styles, the current vogue is to have only the main item in focus and everything else out of focus, ie see BBC Food website or Sainsbury’s as good examples. To achieve this you need a fairly long telephoto lens set on a fairly wide aperture, ie F4-F5.6. This will only keep the principle item you’re photographing in focus. Always light from the rear, whether this is daylight or flash and use reflectors to bounce light to the front. What this means is that you get a halo effect around the food you’re photographing.”

Thank you Ian and Fenella, Photo Workshop runs photography course’s in the South West of France. Food Photography Tips blog posts  My name is Roz but lots call me Rosie.  Welcome to Rosies Home Kitchen.  I moved from the UK to France in 2005, gave up my business and with my husband, Paul, and two sons converted a small cottage in rural Brittany to our home   Half Acre Farm.  It was here after years of ready meals and take aways in the UK I realised that I could cook. Paul also learned he could grow vegetables and plant fruit trees; we also keep our own poultry for meat and eggs. Shortly after finishing the work on our house we was featured in a magazine called Breton and since then Ive been featured in a few magazines for my food.  My two sons now have their own families but live near by and Im now the proud grandmother of two little boys. Both of my daughter in laws are both great cooks.  My cooking is home cooking, but often with a French twist, my videos are not there to impress but inspire, So many people say that they cant cook, but we all can, you just got to give it a go.

You can also find Photo Workshops on Facebook

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Or Email fen@photoworkshops.co.uk

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