I needed to investigate the art of food photography and how to approach it in a completely different way from lighting and setting up the subject (or at least try not to eat it before I've even started) so I decided to put myself on a workshop with what I can only describe as the most renowned food photographer in the industry in my opinion.
After weeks and weeks of research in to the food industry the name William Reavell
was the photographer recommended and being a full time dedicated food photography he knew his stuff. After contacting William and missing the workshop he had already planned William kindly agreed to sort a date out that worked for me, this would be split in to two parts starting with a basic introduction followed by a full on shoot with a food stylist.I was up at the break of dawn heading in to London for my first shoot with William that was held at his studio located close to Elephant and Castle Tube Station. There were 6 photographers in total, and the smell of fresh food being cooked was amazing, but thanks to the breakfast supplied hunger was not even a thought.
The morning started with a talk about food and the best way to capture it whilst showing all the details and juices. We also covered food composition and colours that work and don't. Time to start taking photos and the first part was on cooked food (Pasta, meat and vegetables) I was teamed up with a food blogger named Alex, so off I went with my partner in crime for the day to selected our props.Myself and Alex spotted a bowl we both just fell in love with before even picking the food, but the rest just fell in to place from little mats to wooden planks for making a table top. Filling the bowl and taking the first shots really got me excited for the rest of the day, and from the shots below I'm sure you will agree there good enough to eat!!