Photo Shoots = An exercise in problem solving

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: October 4, 2010

Category: General

Hi All.
Following on from the ‘Photo Shoot & Post Production Walkthrough’ I thought I’d carry on with the same theme this week, but this time covering a recent Food Photography Shoot.

I always feel that Photo Shoots are generally an exercise in problem solving and it’s this working out of the what, where, how and why that I get a real kick out of. Anyway this recent food shoot was no different as on the day the brief changed quite alot (to say the least) from what was originally planned.

I’ll fill you in on all the details later but to give you an idea, the photograph below to the left shows you the environment we had to work in and along side it are the results, straight out of camera with just a slight crop and a little sharpening added.

I’ll have the walk through posted up on the blog this coming Friday covering the location assessment, lighting and some of the challenges encountered but in the mean time,

Enjoy 🙂

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11 Comments

  1. Tim Skipper

    Glyn,

    My problem usually arrive in the form of equipment not working. It worked prior to the shoot in test, it works after the shoot. It’s during that my equipment goes “No, think I will just embarrass you.”

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    • Glyn

      @Tim…Ah, it seems as though your camera bag is possessed by the same pesky gremlins that get in mine too..lol 🙂

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  2. DaniCroitor

    Looks great, i like the angle you shot from

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    • Glyn

      @Dani…Thanks mate; very kind of you to drop by and comment 🙂

      Reply
  3. kelley

    Great point about the problem solving! I think that’s why I love shooting interiors, always having to rig stuff up and figure things out. Its a challenge and wonderful to get results. You clearly got some amazing results and I can’t wait to see the walkthrough. You gotta love good food shots!

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    • Glyn

      @Kelley…You sure have; especially at the end…so long as no Scotch Guard or furniture polish has been used to make it look even better; that just doesn’t taste good at all…lol 🙂

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  4. Gordon

    GD … your work is superb! Where can I book a table? ;o) G

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    • Glyn

      @Gordon…Cheers Buddy

      Reply
  5. Noel Hannan

    Glyn, I am getting huingry just looking at this.. great shots mate.

    cheers
    Noel

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    • Glyn

      @Noel…Hungry??? Tell me about it; I’m amazed there was actually food left to photograph…lol 🙂

      Reply
  6. Neal

    Nice shots mate, I must admit I relish in the problem solving that we come up against, the last 3 shoots especially, nothing like going through the thought process to get the results that you desire.

    Reply

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