The Complete Guide to Food Photography Pricing (Part 1)

The Complete Guide To Food Photography Pricing Part 1 | Identify how the influences of pricing Effect those dollar bills.

Until you have been freelancing for a few years, talking ‘price’ can feel like a daunting task let alone coming up with a pricing structure for your food photography business! A couple of readers have reached out to ask me to give some advice on how set up their food photography pricing, so here is my complete guide to help you talk dollar, dollar bills y’all. This will be a three part edition, so you can get the most out of the topic…

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7 Quotes Photographers Need in Their Lives

7 Quotes Photographers Need In Their Lives

  Do you feel like being a ‘creative’ or an ‘artist’ is just too darn hard? Like it’s a constant mental battle? Battling with your feelings of inadequacy and the ever increasing pressure to create something that is ‘perfect’, and let’s not forget original! Maybe you tell yourself that you weren’t born a creative and should just quit and leave it to those who are actually gifted? Well, you’re not alone. Every artist, (and human let’s be honest here), has these…

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Behind The Lens with White Chocolate + Passionfruit Cheesecake

Behind The Lens with White Chocolate Cheesecake | What I love about food photography is that a little goes a long, long way. Peek into my humble shooting process.

To share with you my favourite pics from my this decor8 column this month, White Chocolate + Passionfruit Cheesecake, I thought it would be fun to make a little food photography behind the lens video so you can witness my humble food photography shooting process with you. One of the greatest things I love about food photography is how a little goes a long, long way. Just a simple background (get the technique here!), three plates, a cheesecake, a bowl of syrup and Bob’s your…

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When You’re Sh*t Outta Luck, Shoot on the Air Conditioner

Sh*t Outta Luck? Shoot on The Air Conditioner | We've all been there. On holidays, wanting to take pictures of food in our hotel rooms. So how do you find meaning full props to shoot on in your hotel room? Click to find out.

Food Photography, and photography in general is as much about problem solving as it is about creativity and beauty. I have been travelling a lot lately, and tend to fall back on the easy excuse of ‘but I don’t have any of my props or surfaces with me’. I am sure you’ve all experienced the serious lack of ‘usable’ hotel props for food photography that you’d find in your average hotel room. Funnily enough, this was something a new reader, Marisa Franca mentioned…

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Peek Into My Food Photography Goals

Two-Loves-Studio-Green-Minestrone-Soup-Food-Photography-Goals

Food Photography Goals Recap. A few months ago I introduced you to setting goals as part of your food photography journey in my post, Set One Year Food Photography Goals. Quite simply, my one year photography goals is: I am commissioned weekly for innovative and challenging food photography projects. In order to work towards this goal, I set three smaller goals to work on consistently throughout the year: 3 goals to get me to my one year goal: I am…

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Mixed Lighting: Edamame Avocado Hummus Toast

Two-Loves-Studio-Edamame-Avocado-Hummus-Toast-Mixed Lighting Food Photography

For this month’s Decor8 column, I wanted to share a little piece of Melbourne with my readers by sharing a humble yet impressive take on the classic avo on toast. I turned to mixed lighting to pull this one off. You can read the full post here. To pull off this simple dish, it was going to come down to how the layers of the ingredients were presented but more importantly how the light was captured (which is really always…

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Black and White Food Photography (But Not As You Know It!)

Black White Food Photography (But Not As You Know It) | Two Loves Studio

Like countless other photographers, I just adore black and white photography. This simple medium has such powerful story telling and really allows you to focus on the emotion of the overall image. As food photography is all about storytelling and the emotional connection we have with food, it’s incredibly strange (to me) that black and white food photography just looks so wrong. As part of the ever lingering quote that resonates in my head from Penny De Los Santos about…

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Gingerbread Snack Cake

Two Loves Studio Gingerbread Snack Cake

It is with great pleasure that I can announce that I am writing a food column over at Decor8 Blog for 2016! Decor8 has a new bumping team of creatives writing on a regular basis, and Australia is representing with myself and Emma Duckworth, a stylist from Sydney heading up the food content.…

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