Last year I took the major step of going full time photographer. Recently I was contacted by an advertising agency that wanted to meet me and asked if I had ever done any food photography. I asnswered honestly and said that I had studied the techniques but hadn't actually put them into practice.
They still wanted to meet so, before the meeting, I popped down the clearance aisle at the local supermarket, bought myself some 'props' (and my dinner) and took these:
All were shot in my studio with the 645z and either the 120mm macro or 75mm prime using a single godox AD600 and softbox
1. Toasted teacakes and a latte. The latte was made in a tassimo which gave a little layering. the darker layer was added in photoshop, The butter was added in clumps and melted with a hot air gun.
2. Tasty pie and tinned spuds. The meat was scooped out and the pie refilled with tissue to give bulk. It was sprayed with WD40 to give a sheen and cooked effect.
3. Exceedingly good cakes. Simple shot with minimal editing. Icing suger was sprinkled through a hole in cardboard to control where it fell.
4. Monday's dinner. The bottle and glass were strategically placed. The glass if ull of cold coffee as it was too early for a beer.
5. Salad Fall (this was shot with speedlights rather than strobes to help freeze the motion). Multiple composite of each item dropped from the same height and using a shutter release lead. All done with guess work.
7. Creme caramel. Multiple composites to get a clean plate, and the sauce pouring exactly where I wanted it. The sauce was thickened with treacle and darkened with coffee granules.
These are not as good as they should be and would need more work if I were providing them for a client. However I printed them out at A3 and he was sufficiently impressed enough to add me to his list of preferred togs and ask me to quote on some jobs.
C&C (and tips) welcome as I need to get good at this as there may be some work coming my way.