I can help you capture food photography in Cambridge & Cambridgeshire depending on your needs. I would need to know the quantity of dishes/products that need to be photographed. As well as if you need them captured on white backgrounds or not. And if you have those facilities at your premises or if I need to bring them with me.
The hourly fee for this kind of photography is £70. For day rates, please contact me. Travel fees may apply if your location is outside Cambridgeshire.
We have photographed food in Cambridge and Ely for many years now:
– At events for Dingley Dell Pork.
Restaurant Alimentum (Cambridge).
Seventh Heaven (Corpus Christi college, Cambridge).
The Pig Tour (Restaurant Alimentum, Cambridge).
All The Young Dudes (Tuddenham Mill, Suffolk).
Running with the Herd (London).
– For Cambridge restaurants: Alimentum & DeLuca (website, social media & stock photography).
– For Cambridge University colleges (including Jesus, Corpus Christi & Trinity Hall colleges in Cambridge).
– For Market Street (website, social media & stock photography) in Ely.
Whenever we are tasked with capturing food photography for our clients, we take the dishes at various angles, without forgetting the “over the top” shots better suited for social media even though they are a bit two dimensional. They generally complete the whole package well, and clients now tend to ask for them first after seeing them on this page. All images are food creations by chef Mark Poynton, Restaurant Alimentum, Cambridge.
When choosing a location to get your food photographed, prefer a room awash with natural light. Taking photos under natural light is one of the first must do. Never use your built-in camera flash! This would add unwanted light artefacts & reflection that do not belong on the plate. Move around the plate (or the product) to find the best source of light. Don’t feel obliged to take photos in one location or your kitchen. Avoid crammed areas, try taking photos from various multiple angles. Some dishes look much better from above, or from a 45 degree angle, or from the side – If the food has been placed directly onto the table or a flat surface or on a slate. It’s better to try all sorts of angles and shooting positions so that you can pick your favourite image later.
Minimise the clutter on the table. Do not add props for the sake of adding props. If a spoon, checked napkin or shabby chic wooden background doesn’t add to the photo, it will distract the viewer from your plate of food. It is sometimes better to hire a stylist to add to the scenery with professional ideas. But that will cost you money. You must focus on what is the most important, and it is your photography subject. Just keep it simple.