Food Photography & Lighting: A Commercial Photographer's Guide to Creating Irresistible Images
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Teri Campbell is a pro photographer with more than two decades of experience shooting food. He founded Teri Studios in 1988 and has created award-winning work for consumer packaged goods companies and restaurants throughout the country including, Bob Evans Restaurants, Kellogg's, KFC, SuperValu, Long John Silver's, Dean Foods, Duncan Hines, and Hershey's. He is a frequent speaker at events such as PDN's PhotoPlus Expo, the International Conference on Food Styling and Photography, and the FoodPhoto Festival in Tarragona, Spain. He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).
Creating mouth-watering food images requires more than just a love of food and access to a kitchen. With the popularity of food blogs and photography how-tos, it’s tempting to think that anyone can photograph food, but it’s another thing entirely to shoot for a tight ad layout with the pressure of your client watching over your shoulder.
Commercial food photographer Teri Campbell has been called a “lighting master,” and in this beautifully illustrated book, he not only shares his detailed lighting set-ups and shooting techniques for a wide range of food and drink shots, but also offers candid advice on how to set up a studio, use the right equipment, market your work, find clients, bid on assignments, hire food and prop stylists, and communicate effectively with everyone on the set.
Campbell shares his expertise on dozens of commercial assignments–from shooting beignets on location in New Orleans, to creating perfect ice tea pours, to photographing beans on real flames in his studio. Learn how he creates dynamic compositions, uses studio strobes, and arranges light diffusers, reflectors, fill cards, and mirrors, to create the perfect capture. Campbell also discusses his post-processing techniques in Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Photoshop to create images that are irresistible.
This guide for intermediate and advanced users provides the insider details to help you expand your photography skills or turn your passion for food and images into a professional career.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
"THE" textbook for proffesional food photographers,
This review is from: Food Photography & Lighting: A Commercial Photographer's Guide to Creating Irresistible Images (Paperback)Having bought almost every book on food photography that has been written in the last 10 years, I can without a doubt say that Teri Campbell's "Food Photography & Lighting" is THE textbook for anyone working at or aspires to work at the professional level in food photography.
The book takes you through every process of being a professional food photographer, from the struggles of moving from a home, or apt, based food photographer to taking the enormous leap to having your own studio, as well as all the technical knowledge needed to deal with any location, shoot, or challenge. Its like a comforting, encouraging friend sharing their personal stories of success and technical knowledge in a way that makes the reader feel a little more positive about taking similar risks in their own career.
Topics that are so difficult to ever learn about and most food photographers have to learn by trial an error are covered in a clear, understandable way in this book. The... Read more
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Food Photography & Lighting: A Commercial Photographer's Guide to Creating Irresistible Images (Paperback)I have almost all the food photography books written. This is the first one that explained the use and placement of strobes to get a beautiful 'natural light' look. Thank you Teri, this is the book I was trying to find with each of my previous purchases. I even bought the Kindle version on my iPad. First book I ever bought as a hard copy book and digital version.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great new book,
This review is from: Food Photography & Lighting: A Commercial Photographer's Guide to Creating Irresistible Images (Kindle Edition)Teri Campbell's new book is the first one I'd recommend to anyone in the food photography business, whether they're starting out or they're a seasoned veteran like the author. It's thorough, covering all the aspects of the business, like studio layout, estimating, and billing; and a list of all the players from photo assistant to second account executive; and a detailed look behind the scenes of how he captures these beautiful images. It's written in a friendly but highly informative style, and the photography, of course, is gorgeous. A great resource, and an enjoyable read!
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Food and Me, the Beginning
Part I: Chapter One: What Makes Shooting Food So Difficult
Chapter Two: The Space
Chapter Three: The Tools
Chapter Four: The People and Their Roles
Chapter Five: The Process
Chapter Six: Marketing and Business
Part II: Assignment stories
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