David Loftus Photography Masterclass – Food Challenges

David Loftus Photography Masterclass – Food Challenges


you know often you get some food served to you and you think how the hell am i going to shoot this but you have to somehow do it possibly the worst things are curries curries are always shockers to shoot i’ve done a couple of curry books and you know you have to try and make them look great and its hard you know it is a lot of often a lot of oil very reflective very glisteney very shiny but you know often a lot of very brown food this is quite a challenging dish its a pie a big brown pie and the challenge with this because its quite a dry pie because its all very similar in colour but also with a pie you have got to get into the cakes as well you have got to get inside it so you can see all the details of whats going in to that pie otherwise its just a you know is just topping or a siding you need to see whats in there all the details so it’s a slight challenge with your
daylight you know you really have got to get the light right in to that crack of the pie that you’ve made so rather than them reflecting from the side as i was doing i’m reflecting directly as you can see directly into the pie you can see how it changes even with that gentle light it changes so much by just little movements food stylists are very good at playing with herbs and garnishes dressings things like that give interest you know a piece of lettuce might look rather dull on its own but if its slightly back lit with some beautiful dressing maybe some oil and vinegar maybe some pomegranate juice or something like that and that’s were food stylists are clever they learn all these little tricks if you want to see more of my food photography masterclass videos click on the links now

14 Replies to “David Loftus Photography Masterclass – Food Challenges

  1. "David Loftus shows you how use your so that you get the very best picture possible." Really? Reeeallly? I thought I had a seizure there for a second; apparently, it's the person in charge of typing that sentence who seized. Someone is terrible at their job.

  2. I'm going to go ahead and assume that you're some form of superhuman that never made a mistake? Might just be me, but I for one feel that the occasional typo is okay.

  3. Chill out. It's one mistake; I haven't seen any evidence that anyone working together on this awesome Jamie Oliver Youtube project is "terrible at their job."

    And if you think you're having seizures, you should get that checked.

  4. Pretty sure you missed out the word camera when retyping their 'mistake' anyway….looks like you're not the only one who is 'terrible at their job'!

  5. i'm not sure if you ever worked in tv/film/theatre line before but these people filming, editing, subtitling all takes long hours. and more often than not, these production assistants don't have a good long rest like many of us and they are often multi-tasking work. so please take a chill pill and stop being so critical over a mistake that isn't even important in the first place. *shakes my head*

  6. It helps of course to have a medium format camera with a £20,000? digital back, the latest professional software (he wasn't using photoshop) and a fast lens. Only professionals have that sort of equipment. Lets see it done with equipment that most of us will be using please?

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