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Food Portraits

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This week I did a portrait shoot for finger food from Leslie’s Catering. It made me realize that I could not be one of those photographers that makes their living shooting food. It has nothing to do with ability, it has to do with me wanting to eat the subject of the photograph (as a rule of thumb, eating the subject is usually discouraged, as it will ruin the shot). I would also be very fat, because even though I can controll myself and not eat my clients’ food, I would have to go get something to eat afterwards!

I met Leslie through PWN (professional women’s networking) – if you are a female with a business that would benefit from a little person-to-person publicity, you should check it out! Although I have dabbled in taking pictures of food at wedding receptions (as a wedding photographer, if you can’t get some good cake pictures, you are in trouble!), this is the first time a did a session just for food. I met up with Leslie at a luncheon she was catering, and I did a very quick shoot when the buffet was set out.

Real food from Leslies Catering - not fake food that was set up just for pictures! mmm...looks good.

Real food from Leslies Catering - not fake food that was set up just for pictures! mmm...looks good.

By the way, if  these pictures are making you hungry, you can find out more about her affordable, friendly catering at www.lesliescatering.com.

Author: steelyjoe

I'm a recent PhD graduate at the University of South Florida in Tampa where my research focus was on developing accessible approaches to geology field work for students with disabilities, and Volcano Geophysics. I'm also a professional photographer (www.steeyjoestudio.com) and a board member of the Int. Association for Geoscience Diversity (theIAGD.org).

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