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Clams in shell by Food Photographer London

So out of the blue I receive an email from a Swiss Chef and food stylist, Thiery Fuchs, who was in the UK and wondering if I would like to do a test shoot with him. Why not, I thought; nothing ventured, nothing gained. We booked a day in, had a couple of conversations to…(Read More)

Sweet Potato Wedges Photo by Food photographer London

Fancy a quick tasty and nutritious recipe, then these sweet potato wedges from a recent shoot, are just the thing for you and are also very quick and easy to make. Rich in vitamin A, C, B1, B2 and B6 as well as full of fibre and minerals, they are not only easy to make…(Read More)

With a name like Fresh Fitness Foods, you need to make sure your food photography stands up to it and so our whole approach with this recent project was to make the food look prticularly fresh, of course. Fresh Fitness Foods are a relatively new food company that create tailor-made menus specifically for their…(Read More)

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Something Fishy Going On

Michael Michaels 5th March 2018

Clams in shell by Food Photographer London

So out of the blue I receive an email from a Swiss Chef and food stylist, Thiery Fuchs, who was in the UK and wondering if I would like to do a test shoot with him.

Why not, I thought; nothing ventured, nothing gained. We booked a day in, had a couple of conversations to discuss some ideas and that was pretty much it. Nothing like a last minute inpromptu food photography shoot to push out the creativity boat.

Not only was it a great days shoot but it was also fascinating to hear about the food photography business in Switzerland.

We shot mostly on a fishy theme with some beef and a pizza thrown in for good measure.

 

Food photographer London_Fish-shot_Mackerel, Clamp, Samphire, Sprouts

As a London food photographer, it's always good to work with a variety of food stylists to broaden ones experience and this made a great change for me as the images had a lovely moody editorial feel, rather than clean commerical.

 

Food PhotographerLondon_Black tortoleni with beef in consomme
Black tortoleni with beef and morrells in consomme

 

Arty Chicken with vegetables Cauliflower. Food photography by Food Photographer London, Michael Michaels
Roasted chicken breast with kale, cauliflower, apple and peas

 

With only minutes to spare, we managed to squeeze in a quick pizza...

Which was good as you can't hang around shooting pizzas anyway

 

Food Photographer London-
Rustic ham and rocket pizza

Many thanks for Thiery of Fuchs and Corrà for all his hard work and getting in touch with me in the first place. I thoroughly enjoyed the shoot and look forward to the next one.

Sweet Potato Wedges

Michael Michaels 14th February 2018

Fancy a quick tasty and nutritious recipe, then these sweet potato wedges from a recent shoot, are just the thing for you and are also very quick and easy to make.

Sweet Potato Wedges Photo by Food photographer London
Sweet Potato Wedges

Rich in vitamin A, C, B1, B2 and B6 as well as full of fibre and minerals, they are not only easy to make but great for you too.

To make:

  1. Wash potatoes and cut into wedges
  2. Dry them with a paper or tea towel
  3. Sprinkle generously with Cajun spice mix, plus a few sprigs of thyme then drizzle with oil.
  4. With your hands, rub all the ingredients onto the wedges and place on an oven tray.
  5. Bake for approximately 40 mins, until browned on the outside at about 170°C fan, turning ocasionally.
    Serve and enjoy

Getting the Fresh into Fresh Fitness Foods

Michael Michaels 15th November 2017

Photo of Fresh Fitness Muscle Gain Foods Photography shot in London
Fresh Fitness Foods Muscle Gain Menu Food Photography

With a name like Fresh Fitness Foods, you need to make sure your food photography stands up to it and so our whole approach with this recent project was to make the food look prticularly fresh, of course.

Fresh Fitness Foods are a relatively new food company that create tailor-made menus specifically for their client's requirement. Of course, as the name suggests, they are mostly tailored to the fitness industry, so whether you're just trying to get trim, or build up serious muscle bulk, they will come up with a menu to suit you, then deliver it fresh to your door, every day. What a great concept!

 

photo of Yoghurt, fresh fruit, muesli and pineapple Muesli
Yoghurt, fresh fruit, muesli and pineapple Muesli

They recently approached us with a view to requiring a whole range of photography, not just for their new website but for online, print media and social media too of course.

Due to the amount of photography required, we had to get through each day so we needed fairly standardised lighting with just a little tweaking between shots. Keeping it relatively simple meant we could deliver the numbers. Shooting a variety of images from individual snacks, to ranges of whole menu plans, sometimes in the delivery containers, sometimes on plates.

By using a soft overall fill light then a strong side light we were able to achieve this and get some good contrast as well as saturation in the images which certainly helped bring out the freshness in the food photography.

Photo of healthy cooked breakfast of bacon, scrambled eggs, kale and saute potatoes by London food photographer Michael Michaels
Healthy cooked breakfast

 

Office lunch of tortilla tomatoes and salad
Office lunch of tortilla tomatoes and salad

 

 

Photograph of spiced tofu with thinly sliced raddish, mango cubes and greens.
Tofu with raddish, sliced

 

Photo of meatballs with sweet potato wedges and salad
Meatballs with sweet potato Wedges and salad.

 

Photo of Gilled chicken with broccoli, sweet potato cubes and vegetables by London food photographer Michael Michaels
Grilled chicken with broccoli, sweet potato cubes and vegetables.

 

 

The end results was a happy client with a healthy repertoire of photography images to add to their arsenal to use to help market their concept further.

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