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 uncle, (well he is actually my neighbour, but you get my drift).
I know everyone loves behind the scenes content and for me, that is opening up something I didn’t know I didn’t even know! That ‘aha’ moment you can’t believe you did without. It’s easy to get bogged down in believing you need lots of fancy gear, a studio, exclusive vintage props and a nice kitchen in order to really make something worthwhile. The proof is in the pudding, you don’t need much to make images like this! With just a background, two side plates and a cheesecake, beautiful is be at your fingertips!
Food Photography Behind The Lens
Now that you’ve watched the video, watch it again and watch the changing light as I move the cheesecake around. It’s fascinating to see the light changing in time-lapse. (Let me know what you guys think, if you have any questions and what you’d like to see more of. There’s no doubt about it that my video editing skills are nowhere near as good as my photography skills, but I’ve wanted to start making videos for a while now, and well I just decided I’d better just get to Ramsgate).
Here are my favourite images from the shoot close up and personal. How brilliant is it that adding something as simple as passion fruit seeds and you can take an ok image and make it sing baby, yeah!