location food photography Panne Cotta

Location food photography

The challenges set by location food photography are many. However, with careful detailed planning and good communication between photographer and client, these can all be minimised.

Lighting the plate prepared by the chef is one such challenge. There are many that rely on natural light. Whilst this has its place and merits, working in the UK, perhaps on a grey day in winter, I would not recommend this approach. So I always play safe and take plenty of light. Experience has taught me that that usually the best applied lighting will look like it has never been lit. In other words just like natural daylight.

This hotel and restaurant in Devon at Lynton is in a location  that would wet your appetite before you even set eyes on the plate. The perfect spot for figs and a glass of wine!