Learn to take dark, dramatic food photos!
Thank you for checking out my food photography eBook! Many readers have asked me for behind-the-scenes photos and info about my “bright food, dark shadows” photos and I have all that and more in this book.
What is this food photography eBook about?
This eBook takes you behind the scenes and teaches you how to create dramatic food photos that showcase bright, colorful food in dark and rustic settings. It’s a detailed look at how to create this particular style of photography.
It doesn’t matter whether you use natural light or an artificial light source, such as the Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light or a strobe. I show you how to use each of them, step-by-step and with clear behind-the-scenes photos, such as the one you can see below:
What all is inside this eBook?
I start this 71-page book with an overview of the food photography process in general and then dive into three separate case studies in which I explain in detail how I created the three food photos you see below. I lit one photo with one Hensel Integra Pro Plus 500 strobe, one with a Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light, and one with window light.
I walk you through each shoot from start to finish. Each case study begins with a description of my conceptual and artistic thought process with respect to styling and lighting. Then I document the practical steps I took to set up the scene, style the food, and light the set. I tell you exactly what I did and show you clear behind-the-scenes photos for each setup. Lastly I walk you through the editing process and show you what I did to each photo during post-processing. I hope you enjoy it!
Thank you so much for making The Spice Train such a fun and rewarding journey for me.