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Food Photography for The Spoon’s 2018 Menu

by dav.d

Get ready and strap in for a huge blog post with a lot of food photography for The Spoon. I have been the Spoon’s food photographer for a number of years, since they started back in 2013/2014.
You can see some of the previous shoots here: 2017 menu, 2015 menu, and their first menu. Over the years we have worked to keep a consistent look to the food photography. We have used the same type of table for each shoot. At times I have played with placemats and napkins to add color. The photos are used in their electronic kiosks when people order their meals. So pictures are important.

Custom omelets

Custom omelets

I am including a few different styled photos… where they are shot with one light. I added these in addition to the pure commercial photos. These are a little more artistic in their lighting and work great for social media and some advertising. The commercial photos are more evenly lit and a bit brighter. I would almost call them “catalogue shots.”

Pecan & Banana steel cut oatmeal

Pecan & Banana steel cut oatmeal

In here, I have also included some behind the scenes photos of the photo shoot. I’m using one or two huge softboxes to shoot the food. I throw in some mirrors and reflectors as well.

Avocado toast with a sunny side up egg

Avocado toast with a sunny side up egg

Hummus with olives & feta

Hummus with olives & feta

2 egg breakfast with your choice of bacon and hashbrowns

2 egg breakfast with your choice of bacon and hashbrowns

Pancakes with fruit compote

Pancakes with fruit compote

Breakfast flatbread

Breakfast flatbread

Banana and peanut butter sandwich

Banana and peanut butter sandwich

Avocado Toast caprese style

Avocado Toast caprese style

Turkey tortilla verde soup

Turkey tortilla verde soup

Indian Summer Turkey

Indian Summer Turkey

Thai peanut chicken wrap

Thai peanut chicken wrap

Chicken apple cheddar sandwich

Chicken apple cheddar sandwich

Fish sandwich

Fish sandwich

Here is one of the behind the scenes photos. Flash technology is getting pretty cool Everything is wireless these days which makes shooting a lot easier. I can change power levels and the batteries go for the whole shoot.

Behind the scenes of the food photo shoot

Behind the scenes of the food photo shoot

Southwest Turkey Wrap

Southwest Turkey Wrap

The Spoon offers a number of accommodations for vegan, gluten free, and other specialized menus. Something even vegetarians would enjoy!

Pepper Cheesesteak

Pepper Cheesesteak

Korean ban mi fusion sandwich

Korean ban mi fusion sandwich

Greek salad

Greek salad

Tortilla salad

Tortilla salad

Margherita flatbread

Margherita flatbread

Salad

Salad

Hawaiian BBQ Flatbread

Hawaiian BBQ Flatbread

Behind the scenes of the food photo shoot

Behind the scenes of the food photo shoot

Cobb salad

Cobb salad

Southwestern Chicken Flatbread

Southwestern Chicken Flatbread

Salmon with quinoa

Salmon with quinoa

Stuffed poblano pepper

Stuffed poblano pepper

Spagetti

Spagetti

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