Food Photography has always been something that Interests me. Those impeccable images of sandwiches or cakes. They look like simple images, but as I was about to find out, it was a lot trickier than they look.
The Good Food Guide by the BBC is one of many magazines that portrays sublime food photography. Using this as my basis and inspiration, I drove to the local supermarket to purchase a nice looking sandwich.
'Sandwich' is such an unusual word don't you think?
Anyway, after purchasing the sandwich I had to set the scene by using cutlery or props. I decided to go for the rustic kitchen-farm look as so many of these magazines do. Laying out my Hussein backdrop, a nice plate and a rustic butter knife. The scene was staged, it was a 'hot set' as they would say in the film industry.
Using my sigma 70mm f/2.8, natural light and various reflectors I began repositioning myself and bouncing light as best I could to get the correct composition and lighting. It took me about half an hour and about one hundred shots to get the results I had imagined. It was good fun and a great learning experience.
See for youself below: