There are some people that inspire you and teach you a lot even in very few moments you spend with them. I had a wonderful opportunity to interview one such person. This interview is not to be missed. About 40 minutes of pure food photography talk with one of the great food photographer.
Let’s Welcome Matt Armendariz
Times Online calls Mattbites.com 7th best food blog in the world. His blog has been recognized by several publications, editors and writers. His blog is selected by editors of Martha Stewart Living and is one of the charter members of Martha’s Circle.
Matt is also writing a cookbook that is set to release in Spring 2011. Matt has received a lot of accolades and recognitions from many magazines and newspapers including Times Online UK, CNET and others. Matt is also featuring in August 2010 issue of Bon Appetit.
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How Matt Became a Food Photographer
Matt has been in the food industry for more than 20 years. Before becoming a food photographer, Matt was a graphic artist and art director. In the interview Matt tells an interesting story about how he became a food photographer.
Role of Art Director in Food Photography
Role of art director varies greatly from shoot to shoot. Depending on the size of the photography shoot, art director may only provide creative input or may be very involved in a photo shoot. Art director is the person who communicates the idea and works with photographers and stylists to make sure idea comes out in the photo or video. In some cases, art director may also hire food photographers and stylists. Listen more at 7:52
How Can One Start Learning Food Photography
How To Take Better Photos for Your Food Blog
Matt gives a great example on how food bloggers can improve food photography. Matt talks about asking yourself what are your passionate about, what is your blog about? What are you writing about. So then you take that idea and incorporating some kind of prop or element in the photograph. Listen more at 15:12.
Listen this Food Photography Interview to learn:
How Matt takes photos…
How Matt plans his photo shoots…
How is shooting for blogs different from commercial photography…
How Matt shoots photos for his food blogs…
How Matt learned food photography on his own…
Thank you for sparing some time for this interview. You can view Matt’s food photography portfolio by visiting MattArmendariz.com. Matt can be found on twitter @mattarmendariz go say Hello to Matt.
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If you are visiting here for the first time, don’t forget to read/listen our interviews with Matt Wright, Aran Goyoaga, Adriana Mullen, Editor of Tastespotting, Clare Barboza, Liz Vidyarthi, Meeta Khurana and Mowie Kay.
Photos used in this interview are copyright property of Matt Armendariz.