It's spring—finally! Time to store the winter coat, shed the dark and moody winter images, open up the curtains and let in the light. Above are a couple of images to inspire you.
Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind dinnerware is a hot trend in photography, especially food photography. Enter ABC Carpet & Home in NYC and you'll find me—and every other creative director—drooling over those delicious bowls. If you are a thrifty shopper you'll appreciate the sources for the story above. Just quit your eyes and you'll be able to see! I shot this for Spaces Magazine, with the art direction of Barbara Schmidt, founder of Studio StyleB.
Hi there, in case you did not know a lot of my work can be licensed via Offset. They are a high quality stock agency, you won't find any stale images there! The roster of photographers and illustrators that they represent is quite impressive. Take a look!
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park Classroom
Date: Sunday, September 20th
Geared toward crafters, makers, and small business owners, this workshop offer some tips and tools to simply style, light and photograph your product and make it look amazing! Participants should bring a camera (a cell phone camera is fine!) and a small piece to shoot, and our instructors will guide you through the process of creating interesting and unique photos that you can use in your online store or in your marketing materials.
The workshop will be led by a product photographer and a product stylist who will provide a few basic ‘place settings’ that students can use to arrange their work with guidance from the instructors on how (and why) to use certain color schemes, when and where to introduce different textures and how to use mostly natural lighting to bring out the beauty of your homemade and hand-crafted wares.
Here are a couple of articles I wrote for my food photography site on about.com. Click on "read more" to go to the full article:
How to Photograph an Artichoke
Artichokes are spectacular! Their green or purplish leaves, spikes, hearts, and stems are a great study for a beginning food photographer! Learn how to shoot an artichoke.
Photographing Food With Flash, Really?
Speed lights are a good option when daylight is not reliable or available for your food photography shoot. Read more how to set-up your speed lights for food photography.
Make Your Own Background
Textured backgrounds are easy to make, affordable, and unique. You can use them as a background or a surface for a food photography shoot. Learn how to make your own,
Lisa Hunt, former creative director of Essence magazine, launched her ALCHEMY collection just in time for the Holidays and asked me to photograph for her online presence. The lovely team included Tracey Woods (Photo Director), Lynda White (Prop Stylist), Dorcia Kelley (Wardrobe Stylist), T Cooper (Makeup Artist), Kyle Goen (Right Hand) and Eva Ermert (Photo Assistant).