With the help of my incredible son, Andrew, I've launched a weekly peek into the life of a food photographer. Check out Season 1, Episode 1 below. Then CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE.
About Episode 1, Season 1: Meet Brooke Lark
Brooke Lark is a professional food photographer who works from a 100-year old studio in Salt Lake City, UT. With a client requesting reshoots, her work day just got a little less predictable. She's left wondering if she's really all that "pro" at all.
FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY GEEK-OUT MOMENT
SMOOTHIE STYLING TRICK
I've rounded up several of the final photos shot in this episode above. As you can see, the glass for the "Golden Hot Chocolate" is rimmed with edible gold dust (available in the cake supply section of most local craft stores). For that airy, ombre quality, I sprayed the inside rim of the glass with nonstick coconut oil spray. Just a light layer on the top of the glass, before tapping powder into the cup and rolling it around to coat.
In the episode, you'll see me shooting with my classic setup-- a Canon 5D Mk III paired with a Canon 24-70 f/2.8 . See my setup and discover even more tricks with my 90-Minute Food Photography Crash Course.
Several viewers have asked about the tripod. Here's what you need to know to replicate my overhead setup:
- The Slik Tripod listed here is my all-time favorite. Sturdy, steady and easy to use
- Manfrotto Sidearm Boom, available from B&H Photo
- To make that tripod work with that sidearm, you'll need this tiny little adapter screw
Wanna get even more of Food Photographer geek on? Find tricks, tips and answers 24/7 in my Food Blogging, Photography & Videography Facebook Group. It's free to join!