I was hired as a food photographer to help photograph some food creations by a food blogger. The food blogger, Donna, usually has her husband photograph the food but he was out of state for 10 days and she needed food photographed asap. You can visit her blog here.
I recently created some faux table tops using wood from Home Depot and a variety of stains. I also have found a number of wood surfaces at the Salt Lake Farmer’s market. So I can create a number of different backgrounds for food photography and food photo shoots!
We photographed all 4 items on a Saturday morning using natural light that came through the dinning room window. We shot these in less than an hour in her kitchen. She is based in Provo, Utah. This is the same location we photographed her new burrito cookbook! (Amazon).
This breakfast sandwich will be an entry for a food blogging contest. They wanted something new and creative and it looks delicious. The table top for this item was found at IKEA. It was actually a small table that I never assembled.
And this tomato salad is photographed on a tray I bought at the Salt Lake Farmer’s Market. The tray was made from reclaimed wood. It looks awesome and didn’t cost too much.
And here are some behind the scene photos of the food photo shoot. You can see the different wood table tops, the mirror, reflectors, camera on a tripod. I want to get back to shooting with flash as well but natural light for food photography works really well. It just pays to be versatile in photography.