Earlier in the month I was asked to shoot some material for a Rigsby’s, a café and restaurant in Hertford’s St.Andrew Street.
The brief was to provide some interior and exterior shots of the restaurant, together with some shots of dishes available on their menu. The imagery would then be used on their website and other promotional materials.
I paid a couple of visits to take the shots, firstly for the interiors and photographing the food, and a few days later – when the sun was shining – to take some further exterior shots.
This was an interesting assignment because food photography is something I’ve not had a lot of experience with but have been keen to add to my portfolio. We found a suitable location and props whilst the chef was tasked with producing a series of dishes for me to photograph.
Last month I spent a couple of hours working with a friend’s daughter Becca, producing a selection of studio and location shots for her portfolio. The studio shots were taken using my portable background and lighting whilst the location shots were taken around a local church.
The aim was to produce a selection of both colour and black and white images featuring various angles and poses, and Becca was very easy to work with.
We spent a couple of hours with different seating arrangements and lighting configurations using the studio before moving out to the church. Luckily the weather was on our side and the outdoor shots were all in the shade, so there were no issues with bright sunlight.
A couple of interesting edits to the colour photos included the removal of a wheelie bin (I noticed this before shooting but wasn’t able to move it) and the recolouring of Becca’s hair.
Our two hours together produced over 20 finished images and I’m very pleased with the results, as was Becca.