Food Photography


rad-apple feta chicken salad CanoliI had the pleasure of shooting with a local private chef. This was the first time I’ve built a set from scratch.

We both had to work until almost 10p before the shoot. It was late, but it was such sweet little portions to shoot and eat. Seriously the most fun I’ve had on a set.

I’ve really wanted to try this for a very long time, but never knew there was a restaurant so close with such a talented young cook. I’m not one to do/like very commercial shots. I wanted to shoot during the day, but he was so stoked to shoot, so I could hardly resist.

Alright, onto the technical stuff: I wanted a semi-shallow depth. I had to shoot at a higher ISO than I normally do, but thankfully the RAW images didn’t have a ton of noise. I’ve read a ton of places that you need backlighting, but nobody wrote about how important it is to have a very subtle front lighting. I think I shot this on like F/3.8 and a pretty quick shutter speed. I tried to keep my camera on a tripod, but I ended up handholding each of these shots.

I really love how vibrant the shots turned out. Most of these shots haven’t been messed with too much, its almost the same as what I saw from the back of the camera. I’m going to post these on my Google + account . Find me Jon Stell.

Im on Instagram Give me a look! I’m getting seriously close to 1,000 followers and thats a big step for me. I’ve Only had my Photo account for under a year.

I’m closing in on 10k on Twitter (follow me ** that is, if you are on twitter

Pinterest is gonna get blasted too (pinterest link) Gimme a follow and re-pin these if you wouldn’t mind.

Im always open to critique, I’m a human, so I’m selective to what I’ll take in. Please don’t make silly comments like “should have had a fire in the background”

Thanks again for checking me out, and may you have a picture worthy week.

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