Category Archives: Shooting

ProCamera

This is a great app that will allow you to control your focal point, separately adjust and correct your exposure, and easily lock in your white balance in a few quick moves. ProCamera is now my favourite app for shooting (…)

Colour Correction/Composition/Mobile Phone Apps/Shooting

Use Anything as a Tripod pt2

I always get the best covers or cases for my tech to keep them safe. We have two small boys, who love to pick up our gadgets and pass them back to us covered in yoghurt, so I like to (…)

Shooting/Tips for Chefs

Shoot like there is no tomorrow!

The days of taking a couple of pictures are behind us – unless you like to shoot on film and you are watching your pennies. I love shooting on film, especially xp2 by Ilford, or EPP by Kodak, cross processed. (…)

Shooting

Shoot your Lunch, Eat your Dinner

I think that photography is less about cameras, and more about light. Take the shots above, both produced on a restaurant shoot for Tom Aikens. I have shot his food before in the restaurant, so I knew which windows gave (…)

Composition/Lighting/Shooting

Magnetic Lens

Here is the little lens I found in the dusty corner of a Spanish camera shop – I paid a fraction of the crazy price the friendly sales person first suggested. It is proving to be useful – I was (…)

Composition/Shooting/Tips for Chefs

Photography in the Dark

One of the biggest problems with shooting food in a restaurant is the rubbish lighting conditions during dinner – no lovely window light, you are stuck with yellow murky light. I have been trying out a small video light on (…)

Lighting/Shooting/Tips for Chefs

Use Anything as a Tripod

My tripod is indispensable. So when it comes to shooting with a mobile I look for anything I can rest my phone on.  A mini tripod, a wine glass, my fist, anything to keep things steady.

Composition/Shooting

Window Light

If you can shoot your food by a window then you will get a more natural looking result. If you can shoot your food during the day time it makes life a lot easier! If not a video light works (…)

Lighting/Shooting

Play With Your Food

I think it is important to play with your food before your shoot it – sometimes (if your lucky!) a stylist or chef does this for you – for everyday blogging it is up to you to turn the best (…)

Composition/Shooting