I can help you capture food photography in Cambridge & Cambridgeshire depending on your needs. I would need to know the number of dishes/products that need to be photographed. As well as if you need them captured on white backdrops or not. And if you have those facilities at your premises or if I need to bring them with me.
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: Restaurant Alimentum & DeLuca (website, social media & stock photography).
– For Cambridge University colleges: 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 those first after seeing them on this page. All of those images are food creations by chef Mark Poynton in Cambridge.
The hourly fee for this kind of photography is £80. For day rates, please contact me. Travel fees may apply if your location is outside Cambridgeshire.
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 & a reflection that does 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 cramped 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 most important, and it is your photography subject. Just keep it simple.
My name is Jean-Luc Benazet, I have been a Cambridge photographer for over 20 years. I love to capture relaxed portrait & wedding photography. Contact me today!
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