I got a wonderful opportunity to talk with Saveur magazine’s senior photographer, Nat Geo photographer, Penny De Los Santos. In this interview Penny shares her advice on how to develop an eye for photography, how to stand out as a photographer and much more…
Let Welcome Penny De Los Santos
Penny is a professional photographer and loves shooting food, travel and people. She is a senior contributing photographer at Saveur Magazine, regular contributing photographer to National Geographic, Martha Stewart Living magazine.
Her work has also been featured in Time, News Week, Sports Illustrated, Caribbean Travel and many other national magazines. She has also received numerous grants and awards. Few of these grants are
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Penny Shares With Us
In this interview Penny shares a lot about her career and photography. She teaches how to improve and develop your food photography.
- How she started as a photographer
- How she got her first assignment with Saveur magazine
- How to develop an eye for photography
- What are the foundational elements to improving your photography
- Today everybody is a photographer, how to stand out
- How to make photos that have soul
- What is story telling
- How to tell a story with your photos
We talked about following questions in this interview
- “How do you go about pitching a story?” from Dina Avila.
“What are key elements in a professional portfolio” from Bianca. We have talked about tips on how to create a photography portfolio.
“One lens for a week, what do you choose?” from Justin Ide Answer: This one.
“What lens do you use for food photography?” form iheartdesserts.
“Where is food photography going? What are the coming trend/requests?” Evi Abeler.
“What was your first paid assignment and how did you get that assignment?” Brycia Kiewlak
Thank You Penny
Thank you Penny for spending this time with us and for teaching us visual story telling.
More Lessons from Penny De Los Santos
In past, we have featured Penny’s workshops and lectures. Here are few more resources where Penny shares her advice on food photography
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