Please welcome today Brian Samuels, the talented author and photographer behind the blog A Thought for Food who is sharing his best tips and advice on shooting in a restaurant and capturing beautiful images even in challenging circumstances. You can also see more of Brian’s wonderful restaurant photography every week in his Silent Sundays series.
Taking photographs at a restaurant can be a challenge. It’s crowded, it’s dark, and sometimes it’s hard to get things to stay in one place for more than a couple of seconds (I can’t begin to tell you how many times servers have come in and blocked my shots. But they’re just doing their job).
Here are some rules that I follow when I take pictures at a restaurant:
Today please welcome Peter Georgakopoulos, the author behind Souvlaki for the Soul, professional photographer and an all-around nice guy. His blog focuses on food and travel with a big emphasis on his Greek heritage. He’s here today to share with us a primer on using our cameras and to share how he achieves that moody look.
First off, I would like to thank Sylvie for allowing me to provide a guest post on her blog. I’m really excited at being able to share my thoughts on food photography.
If you follow my blog, you’ll know that I tend to favour darker, moody settings for my food photography. It’s something that I’m particularly drawn to and being the person that I am, a little drama can give that necessary lift to an otherwise ordinary image. Don’t get me wrong, I like “bright and white”-it’s just that I prefer the dark and dramatic. Maybe it has something to do with my Greek heritage!..LOL!
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In continuing our discussion of food photography please welcome today Chantelle Grady the author of a wonderfully inspiring blog I recently discovered called Little Things, the online magazine Sourced Cities and a stylist. Chantelle tells us a little more about herself and how she approaches styling.
This week I am kicking off another photography series like I did last year with a number of guest posts from bloggers, photographers and stylists all sharing their best tips and tricks on creating beautiful images. Today please welcome my very good friend and fellow food photography lover Naomi Robinson of Bakers Royale who is going to share her secrets to sourcing great props for food photography.
I’m so excited to be guest posting here at Gourmande in the Kitchen. Sylvie’s blog is one of my favorite food blogs for many reasons – one of them being Sylvie’s incredible photos.
Given the professional grade photography on Gourmande in the Kitchen, let’s start this off right; I’m a beginner when it comes to photography. So I’m not here to talk about any technical aspects of picture taking. I’m here to talk about the one thing I have managed to do well, despite my protesting wallet – food prop sourcing.
Cool, crispy romaine, smooth avocados and toasty walnuts are dressed with a Dijon mustard vinaigrette in this easy salad.
Late weekend afternoons spent soaking up the sun in the backyard recently has made me realize how a simple change of environment can alter your perspective.
My pace is more leisurely, and my mood greatly improved within minutes of settling into my chair with my stack of magazines, my book and crossword puzzles. click to continue reading
Another great blogger that can add author to her list of accomplishments is Heather Baird, author of Sprinkle Bakes which showcases the best of her skills.
Thinly sliced zucchini is slicked with a light vinaigrette, bits of black olives, mint and tender greens in this fresh zucchini ribbon salad.
Zucchini has taken up permanent residence at my house for the next few months; it happens every summer.
Those who grow zucchini in their gardens know that come summer they’ll have a glut of this prolific crop to unload on friends and neighbors, and having no garden of my own I’m one of the willing takers. In fact I’ll enthusiastically grab them up at the market as well; I for one am ready for the onslaught.