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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 10:19 PM
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4. These are what I call "guerilla photoshoots"...
...the chefs prepare each item, bring it to me, I am ready in natural light with my camera on a tripod and I shoot EVERYTHING in natural light.

For better or worse, I have an "eye"...I know what I want the shot to look like, I know how to get the results I want. I fully accept the fact that there are studio photographers who could have me for lunch in terms of what their lighting rigs and SLRs cost, but...

...this specific client gave me a REALLY nice complement today. I shoot everything on a black background and sometimes allow a bit of the restaurant to show...a slightly off-focus chair, a bit of table, a long shot of the restaurant, etc.

But today she said that she REALLY likes what we've done over the last year or two, the black backgrounds, the way the food "pops" off of the Web pages.

For my part, it was 100% deliberate...but the fact that I "felt" what the client wanted and followed my instincts to deliver it and then got that complement was SO GRATIFYING. I was walking on AIR.

I'm glad you liked the photos, and thank you so much for your kind words.

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