Welcome to Learn Food Photography – a blogsite for food photography and food styling enthusiasts who like to learn more about photography and styling.
We are G and Neel, the couple on the other side of your computer screen and running Learn Food Photography. Currently, we post twice a week (on Mondays and Thursdays) and write about food photography, food styling, equipment and tools, ethics and business of food photography and styling. G loves to cook the food and food styling and Neel loves food photography. Read more about us (about G coming soon) and the story behind Learn Food Photography.
My name is Neel and I am a hobbyist food photographer. In my other life, I work as an Engineer repairing stuff that someone else broke. As far as I remember, it has been about 12 years since I picked up first used a camera. It was an old Russian 35 mm film camera – Zenit. Though it was heavy and bulky with not many lens options, that old camera was enough to draw me in to the world of photography.
In these 12 years, I have loaded lot of film rolls in several cameras, developed them and loaded another roll. Couple of years ago, like most of the photographers, I stopped loading film rolls too. These days, I plug in my memory card and download it on my laptop.
In these 12 years, I have learnt a lot and I still feel I don’t know everything about photography and cameras. So, while I may trick you to believe that I am an expert, don’t believe it. And every time I try, remind me “you are still learning, you are not an expert” .
My Love Affair
It was just one stormy night and clouds were all over the place. With lightening cracking down our ceiling, there was absolutely nothing to do. The itch of shooting something was making me uneasy. The God of Weather or the God of Rain weren’t very happy with me. G was busy baking and then she pulled out this wonderful brownie. And that was it. I knew I have to take that photo. And I did. That photo turned out just alright. Nothing mind blowing for the first food photo.
Story Behind Learn Food Photography
I instantly knew I need improvement and I started researching. I googled and searched and researched some more. There wasn’t enough information for those who wanted to learn food photography. There were some $2000 seminars and $500 courses. For a hobbyist, that was a bit too much. So I went the frugal way. After couple of months of research, I improved somewhat and researched some more. This is what I am still doing today – learning something new, improving a little bit and research some more.
Now, I have a stack of my notes that are getting tough to organize and keep intact. I have started converting to blog posts, I wished that’s how I would have started. So while, this blog is still young, my notes, lessons learned and mistakes made, have been with me for quite a while.
The motivation to start Learn Food Photography came from the frustration of not finding information about food photography online. In the coming months, our plan is to post more frequently and engage our readers.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope we can help each other and become a better food photographer.
Neel’s Profile Picture
I love this photograph. This was taken by HUS0 and I liked it so much that I started using it as my profile picture. You will see this being used as my twitter profile picture, as my gravtar, my friendfeed profile picture and almost every place on the internet. HUS0, Thank you for such a wonderful picture and for licensing it under creative commons.
Legal Blah Blah
Please note that I am not a lawyer so if I give you a legal suggestion, please be aware that it is just my opinion and there is no reason why you should believe that.
Thoughts on this blog are of my own and have nothing to do with company I work for, places I have lived and the food I eat.
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