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Food Photography - Behind The Scenes with Michelin Chef Chris Eden and CCS

CCS, Chris Eden & Frasershot from Frasershot on Vimeo.

We have just finished and edited our behind the scenes video from our recent food photography shoot with new Michelin star chef Chris Eden of the Driftwood Hotel in Cornwall. The project was shot in association with CCS used to promote their range of Crockery.  A big shoot that required a huge amount of preparation from all those involved.  The Crockery was supplied to both myself and Chris Eden to view and see how we could best represent it in the food photography.  Chris custom designed all the relevant dishes to match the crockery and did an absolutely amazing job!

Meanwhile we were going through reclamation yards finding various surfaces to compliment the dishes and the food.  We were going on a rustic theme inline with Chris Eden's Restaurant in Cornwall.  We found some amazing textures and old doors etc which you can see in the video which really bring out the texture in the crockery and brings the shots to life.

We used our food development kitchen in Brackley to shoot the whole project offering state of the art equipment and refrigeration units perfect for the food shoots and great space for the photography itself. Please take a look at more of the facility at Studio2 here.

Our client had arranged to have all the relevant crockery and materials brought in especially for the shoot, between us we worked out what was best on the day in terms of what dishes worked with relevant surfaces.  As you can see from the video footage we shot all the work on the Hasselblad using mainly the 120mm lens, ensuring we picked up all the relevant details in the products and gave the maximum reproduction values we could.  All the lighting was Profoto, mainly soft boxes and grids having to be very delicate not to blow the highlights out of the light tones of the crockery.

A big thank you to Glyn our video specialist at Frasershot who has put together the video which is part one of a series we are producing. The finished pictures will be published shortly and will let you know when they are available to view. Hope you enjoy!

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