June 10, 2008

Food!


An old boss of mine asked me to do some food shots for the restaurant chain he currently manages. I tried to tell him that it's really not my thing, but he pressed on and so I agreed. These were a collaboration with Levi, brother of faithsalutes and soon-to-be Brooks student - I styled and directed, he was the shooter. He really likes tabletop and I knew he would enjoy this since he's just getting into commercial photography.

It was a fun two hours and I really like what we got. We shot in a covered patio, with huge open windows behind us and used small white reflector cards in the front to add light. Food can be fun afterall!

9 comments:

Aimee said...

ahh, as if I weren't hungry enough already!

kristafaye said...

I like! I especially like the bottom left hand corner shot, and the... is it Sangria? Yum.

raya said...

Thanks Aimee and Kristafaye! Yes, that's Sangria. It's delish - I sampled after the shoot.

faithsalutes said...

my brother and you = unstoppable. make it happen.

Tiffany, Tiff, Tiffy, Tiffers... said...

Love your blog! I've been checking in on it the last few months. You have such a sunny outlook and it cheers me up everytime I visit. I'm a blogger too, www.theothertiffany.blogspot.com. I love the great resources I've found from the blog community. I'm now an avid reader of the paper pony!

Corrie said...

Pretty. I like Sangria.

KT said...

Great pictures. Before I read the post I thought they were a collection of pictures from magazines.

Mom

erin said...

Hi! Been reading for a couple of months...commenting for the first time...I'm so impressed you got all those shots in 2 hours! I miss directing food...used to work on a restaurant client back in my agency days. I worked with Amos & Smith just outside of Minneapolis...awesome to work with if you ever want to learn a little more about shooting food. Their website: www.amossmith.com

raya said...

Hi Erin! Thanks for the link. Food totally scared me in school (seemed so complicated), but now I'm starting to really have fun with it. I'll check it out. Thanks for reading!