In this interview, we talk with one of the first food photographer who started sharing information about food photography on the web. We learn about artificial lighting for food photography from Michael Ray, person behind a famous food photography website.
Let’s Welcome Michael Ray
Michael Ray is a long time food photographer and is the person behind a very successful site foodportfolio.com. I am confident that every single person who has ever searched for food photography information has came across this site. Mike is based in Pittsburgh and spends majority of time photographing food for advertising clients.
His clients include McDonalds, TGI Fridays, Heinz, Subway, Chilis, Sara Lee and many many more. To see the complete list of clients, click here.
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What’s in this interview
Food Photography for advertising
Photographing food with a team
How Mike lights his food photos
Mike’s photography gear
Many reader questions and
How the following two images were shot
The “Icecream” Pie
Mike talked about this image in the interview and told the story behind this image and how this was shot.
Chicken Soup Photo
Below is the chicken soup image taken with a view camera. Notice how the entire rim is in focus. This is not possible with a normal camera unless you use a tilt shift lens .
Thank you Mike
Thank you for your time Mike.
You can read Mike’s food portfolio blog by clicking here. It has lot of great information on taking food photos.
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