Food Photography - Controlling Light | The Photographer Academy

Food Photography - Controlling Light

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Welcome to The Photographer Academy's basic guide to Food Photography. Food is a very interesting genre of photography, stay tuned in to see Mark Cleghorn introduce his approach to capturing the best images, straight out of camera. Watch the following video to take your first steps in food photography and do so with a bang in creating dynamic images with the click of a button.

In this film, Mark teaches you how to control your light within a Food Photography setting. Stay tuned in to learn all the tips to developing your lighting style and technique. Here Mark uses two lights in the form of a big Lastolite HI-LITE with an Elinchrom ELC 500, and secondly another ELC 500 with a recta gridded softbox, which brings a lot more drama to the image, a more of a night time, moody image. Watch along as Mark uses both these lights to show you the difference in the images produced whilst also, later in the film, using both the lights together to create a strong specular look to his final images.