We have been working hard this year on the food photography sector of the business and have been working with some fantastic brands. We were really pleased to be commissioned to shoot a series of images for a new restaurant. A large design agency was creating the new brand and style of the menus which we had several meetings about prior to the shoot to ensure we understood the look and feel of the images that were sought. On this particular project we worked from a set of scamps which were drawn up by the designer which showed a good representation of the space we had to work with on the images. This was key to this project as we were aware of the graphics which were to be overlaid on the images which meant we could leave blank areas on the shot. The scamps also detailed the various backgrounds and colours which were to be incorporated into the set build. There was a series of around 9 images for the menu and all had a very distinctive layout and texture.
All the images were shot using daylight with a slight hint of strobe to add some life to the images. All the photographs were taken on the Hasselblad H3D31 using the 120mm lens. Lots of reflectors involved and colour work done in post production to balance the light temperatures.
We also had a fantastic food stylist in Rob Morris on this shoot who was a pleasure to work with and ensured all the food looked its absolute best on the set.
All in all a cracking shoot to work on and great to see the final printed commission. A couple of shots below.
To discuss any food photography projects you may have please give us a call and ask to speak with our food photographer Craig.