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Food Photographer & Styling Services

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Food Photographer & Styling Based In Galway Ireland

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”small” position=”left” color=”#919191″ thickness=”1″ width=”5″ width_in_percentages=”yes”][vc_column_text]As a food photographer I have learned and honed my skills. While great cuisine is about the taste, the presentation and the whole sensory experience. So it is the job of the food photographer and styling to translate this to the viewer. Just as there is an art to making cooking good food, so it is the same for the food photographer. Culinary food photography is an art. Lighting, composition, styling and post processing  all serve to make create a mouth watering picture. A successful food shot will connect with the viewer emotively.  When the reaction is for the person seeing the cuisine to want it, then the image is deemed successful.

On the internet, websites and social media only impressive food imagery will travel and be shared. For the restaurant or hotel looking to promote themselves this can be invaluable. A single image can go along way to linking back to the original source. These days with Google image search more people will gravitate towards a visual than textual. This is especially true for restaurants and the food industry in general. After all this is the primary motivator – to find and experience local cuisine and to book that table. I know from feedback as a food photographer to restaurants and hotels that their initial investment in getting me in to shoot has paid for itself over and over many times.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”grid” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” padding_top=”30″ css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

The Process

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The Food Photographer Process

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”small” position=”left” color=”#919191″ thickness=”1″ width=”5″ width_in_percentages=”yes”][vc_column_text]There is a process for me as a food photographer to various sectors. For a restaurant they will need me to come in and shoot on location. This can usually means taking shots of the plated food on a table food in context of the restaurant. I often suggest doing a reportage type shoot of the kitchen and chef because people love to see the process of the food being made and provides a kind of transparency. Portrait shots of the chef are good after all it’s the culture of the celebrity chef, so why not make the chef in the restaurant the focal point also. Exposing the chef behind the food can be a great attraction and draw for the restaurant.  I bring props and background boards to shoot a featured dish, such as lobster on ice shot from above. All the time I use the ambient light or available natural light and because I shoot the food in raw mode the images can be post produced and colour graded with stunningly appealing results. Getting the right shot, lighting, angle and styling of the food are just some of the factors that need to be synced to produce great results and appealing cuisine.

 

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The Styling

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The Food Story For Advertising Agencies and Publishers

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”small” position=”left” color=”#919191″ thickness=”1″ width=”5″ width_in_percentages=”yes”][vc_column_text]Shooting food for magazines, chefs and publishers a more carefully planned shoot from a sketched board can be made initially. While I bring style ability to any shoot I always look to bring in as much input from the people in the immediate vicinity, to develop the styling. Having immediate feedback and input helps evolve the whole food story project.

 

Food photographer for magazines, advertising agencies, hotels, restaurants and cook books. I am based in Galway Ireland. Telephone Mike on 087 2734383 or email me at foodphotographer@mikekenneally.com

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