Food for thought

The other day I took up the challenge of doing some food photography. My house mate, Will Rouse was in contact with the head chef at Falmouth Beach Hotel who wanted a portfolio of his dishes made.

Will and I spent a few day’s practising and researching the art of food photography. We then felt confident enough to take on the challenge.


This is the setup we used. One softbox and a reflector. We had a backdrop, but decided not to use it.

Below are some examples of our results.

Problems we did face were, trying to eliminate reflections, such as in the knives and forks. This is something that we need learn how to control much better in the future. For now I will have to try and deal with it in photoshop.