Confident Cooking with Grace Love

Always enjoy a new challenge and this was no exception. Have never really shot food before and quickly discovered that my favourite nifty 50mm wasn’t going to cover it. Up to the plate stepped an old Nikon 75 – 150mm tele lens. The only draw back is that it’s a totally manual lens so everything was a little bit slower but the focal plain paid for itself.

The thing I enjoyed about Graces work ethic was that she didn’t mind going that extra mile to create her vision and for me that strongly aligns with my process for working. After three months of set building, food styling, meetings and photographic execution one hundred stylized images were completed and ready to go for the book. The most challenging aspect from a technical view point was that each scene has to have negative space for copy and was constrained to a square format. 

Have purchased a new 85mm AF-S 1.8g and Lightroom 4 for tethering for the next shoot to speed up the work flow. Grateful for the experience and again being stretched. 

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