Food photography in Sussex,
Food photography in Sussex, not the most descriptive of headers, I know. But it does what it says on the tin.
One of the commisions last month took me to the wonderful golf club of Ashdown Forest.
Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club…
With the grand name of ‘Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club’, the course had a lot to live up to. However, as I play in a society, I visit a lot of golf courses. This has got to be one of the best, (if not the best), in the South East.I was that impressed.
With 2 courses, The West Course and The Old Course, a fab pro shop, and an extremely well stocked bar and restaurant it’s top of my list! I personally perfer the West Course. The Old Course has a better reputation but that’s my opinion. Perhaps I simply had a better game?
Anyway, back to the photography… (love golf sorry)
This commision, allowed me to venture up to the restaurant. The club house manager requested food photography update. To push on social media and their website. It’s a great ideal to keep on top of food photography. Something like food changes with the times. So photography to reflect this.
Visit a greesy spoon and sometimes they use the same photography they used back in the late 80s/90s. It looks appalling.
Why should your website look the same? It’s your shop window so it’s pivital to create a good first impression.
We had quite a task. To capture most of the wide menu they offer in a limited window. The chefs were working at full steam. We were limited to compositions and backdrops with this time constraint. Keeping the images looking non seasonal, with the ability to use them cross platform too.
Lighting wasn’t an issue. I took with me the Bowens kit. Battery powered and 500w/s. Giving me massive amounts of power to work with. Reducing the ambient lighting, with high speed sync gives even more oppertunity. Imagery was captured outdoors, with the West Course 18th Green in the background. But most was photographed indoors to give a generic, clear look through the imagery.
Here’s a link to the course website, strongly recommended.
Have a look at some of the images created.