I’m getting addicted to shooting photos of food. I haven’t been as much of a photographer though, as I have been a writer. That explains why in events, I have to have my technical director/photographer/husband/best friend in the events that I attend. But recently, I have been wanting to study photography, especially food photography.
For frustrated food photographers, like me, here is an article from Darren Rowse’s Digital-photography-school.com (I just learned that this idol of mine owns this site, too!) that you can use.
Here’s another article from Micheal Ray for Food Bloggers. He has some interesting tips on taking photos of food for your blog. http://www.foodportfolio.com/blog/food_photography/food_blog_photography.html
In the past month, I’ve been scouting for the good food photographers in the Philippines, so that we can see their beautiful pictures and all go hungry!
PhotoKitchen Food Photography
Their vision was to make a site that would make people hungry! (just so you know, I really grabbed a bag of chips while looking at their pictures). They want to make good food ‘look’ even tastier. The PhotoKitchen team is composed of Mylene Chung, Dwight Co and Giannina Gonzalez. Mylene has been a photographer for 5 years. She is running the Living Room Photography Studios. Dwight is the graphic designer who manages the marketing and client relationship for PhotoKitchen. Giannina is a chef turned food stylist. She is the Operations Manager / School Administrator of the Center for Asian Culinary Studies, Manila. Also, she manages Buenisimo by Cafe Ysabel, located at the Eastwood Mall.
Check out some of their sample works:
So if you want to learn more about photography, check out out The Living Room Photography Studios classes. The Basic course on photography costs P4,500.00. This includes a Living Room Honorary Certificate, Basic Photography Guide, and 20% off on the next lesson.
The Living Room Photography Studio
Unit 2 Lumier Realty Building, 285 P. Guevarra St. San Juan City
Phone Number: (+632)723-7630 or (+632)985-4808
10:00am to 6:00pm (but we extend if there are night rentals.)
The Living Room Photography Studios Website
Jo Avila Photography
Another good food photographer in the Philippines is Mr. Jonathan S. Avila or Jo Avila for short. He took up photography way back in 1988. After graduation, he spent the next two and a half years apprenticing under Pancho Escaler of Chroma Philippines, Inc. (his mentor).
In 1997, he set up Jo Avila Photography, and now has well known companies as clients. Mr. Jo Avila is currently one of the fifteen Canon brand ambassadors for Canon Philippines.
He teaches Basic Photography, Advanced Photography, Basic Food Styling & Food Photography, and Advanced Food Photography & Food Styling at his studio.
Check out his photos…
Unit 114, Gold Building,
15 Annapolis street,
Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile Number: (+63917)5305133
Louie Aguinaldo Photography
Another site the I came across was the site of Mr. Louie Aguinaldo (Food Photographer Philippines). He has been taking photos of food since 1995, and is also the Technical Officer of DPI Photography Center. The DPI Photography Center provides services and resources for Philippine based photographers. You will see a lot of the pictures in his site, and a lot are of food that are familiar to us. Note that he has been taking pictures not only of food, but also of fashion, products, people, etc.
Here are some samples of his work…
The Food Photographer Philippines
Unit 5 Chason Townhouse
#10 Gen. Atienza street
San Antonio Village, Pasig City 1600
Mobile Number: +639175295706
Phone Number: (+632)6315193
Primary Website: louieaguinaldo.com
So, now can you imagine how it feels to be in food heaven? Time to pick up that camera and start taking pictures!