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Food Photography & Lighting: A Commercial Photographer’s Guide to Creating Irresistible Images by Teri Campbell

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1. What Makes Shooting Food so Difficult

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ISO 50, 1/125 sec, f/9, 90mm lens on Sinar P3Food Stylist: Jacqueline Buckner, Prop Stylist: Nora Fink

Why is it that most photographers will shoot just about anything except food? What makes someone say yes to an assignment to shoot Chihuahuas dancing in a basketball factory, but turn down an assignment to shoot food for a local restaurant? Perhaps you’re like me, where there was an early and traumatic episode when you tried to shoot food and failed. Or maybe you have heard the screams of fellow photographers who have attempted to capture food. Either way, many photographers will go through their entire ...

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