Food Photography at Mondo Vino Montecasino

July 22, 2011 · 2 comments

in Food,Lifestyle,Resources,Tutorials

Last week I spent two days photographing food, interiors, and people in a lifestyle setting at Mondo Vino in Sun Square, Montecasino.

I worked closely with the Executive chef, artfully styling the food to translate the perception of taste, aroma and appeal that one derives from an actual dish, into a two-dimensional photograph.

Doing a photo shoot in a busy restaurant is all about timing and thinking on your feet! We needed to work around the hotel guests, food orders and changing lighting conditions.



Food styling tip:

Meat shrivels up when cooked, so when photographing meat, it’s important that it’s only partially cooked. Use gravy, paint or soy sauce to give it colour, and a blowtorch to crisp the edges. A coating of oil helps create a succulent juicy look.

You can view more of my food photography here.



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Erika van Zyl July 26, 2011 at 8:32 am


rikki hibbert July 26, 2011 at 8:40 am

The food was yum! I ate the pizza after shooting it ;-)

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