As you know from my last post, I was asked to do a presentation on food photography for food entrepreneurs by Foorpreneur. What do I talk about? This is supposed to be an educational experience for the students but, it does have a self promotion aspect to it as well. After all, that is why I am donating my time.
I decided to do a powerpoint presentation with three objectives.
- What is the value of good food photography?
- Helpful hints on doing the food photography on your own.
- What to expect at a professional photo shoot.
So where do I begin? We’ve all heard the expression “We eat with our eyes” but what does that mean? I decided start my talk with how an image must substitute for all of the senses that we use for eating. I’ve already posted the original version of this presentation but it keeps changing. So, have a look at the final version. I guess that after I do this tomorrow for the students, and entertain their questions, it will change again.
I was a science teacher for 31 years. During that time I photographed wedding and Bar Mitzvahs for about 15 years but that was in the days before digital. Being a teacher, I had my summers free so I assisted food and commercial still life photographers in NYC for 3 summers and fell in love with it. Having a wife and a mortgage, it was not practical to give up a job in teaching and go into photography so I put off my dream of becoming a food photographer until I retired from teaching. Now I am living my dream - I am a food and product photographer servicing New York City, Philadelphia and all of New Jersey.
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It was a great event. I can’t believe how much I didn’t know about the food industry. Unfortunately, there were technical difficulties during my presentation (the computer froze) so we took a tour of the farm while it was being resolved. I had to fly through 2/3 of it.