I avoid I'm todd I am diane and we're at market today with joe and monica and we're gonna be photographing them making their wonderful and amazing food our goal is to really capture you guys in your natural state not feeling like you need to do it for the camera just even if mistakes happen if spills happened that's awesome so we just want to capture and its riel everyday l riel yeah nothing stage just basically real and authentic how you guys operate daily basis? Um you know, after you finish your dishes will get here shots of the dishes and so feel free to correct us to like if there's a way that you see the dish that's like that's not really us is like, you know, I want to make change here there are you can't capture this just list now it's like you guys are the boss it's like this is your food like we want to make sure that we're representing you guys the best that we can and there's gonna be both of us so one of us is going to shoot wide one of us is going to shoot detail so it's ...
kind of a small space we're gonna be friends really fast so we're just gonna kind of maybe get each other's way well quick but if we communicate we're gonna try our best to get amazing shot
Todd Porter and Diane Cu-Porter are professional photographers and filmmakers specializing in food, travel, lifestyle and they produce content for editorial, advertising and cookbooks. Their work has been seen in national advertising campaigns, magazines and newspapers for clients including Food
First, thank you to Diane, Todd and the CreativeLIVE team for a wonderful exploration of "shooting" food with artistry.
This course offers the beginner and professional photographer many incites into the world of natural food photography. With some business and lifestyle tips the majority of this course showcases an effective natural shoot style that allows anyone to deliver wonderful images.
The strongest point I found useful is to “find a voice” for the story, your images or your client. While I understand “finding the voice” when writing copy it is the realisation that any activity can have its own voice. Your voice can be the style of image you like, the shoes you wear, the books you read, etc. it is not limited to how loud you (or anyone else) shouts.
Using general principles and building good habits through practise will allow you (and me) to achieve, not just find, success. The “lighting clock” is a useful shorthand helping communication with clients, producers and peers. The strong emphasis on practise, speed and taking advantage of any appropriate situation both improves productivity and reduces the impact on a client.
Last but not the only other gem in this course is the bald (not a joke Todd) fact that any photography business was, is and will always be based on the relationship between the photographer and the client. Building a relationship is the best marketing device any photographer, food stylist, entrepreneur or creative mind can develop. Other courses offered by CreativeLIVE also stress the relationship aspect of good businesses as their best marketing asset.
I highly recommend this particular course for lovers of (in no preferred order) food, photography and life. Thank you for reading and I hope you find your voice in all things. FJH...
Diane and Todd are amazing! They've held nothing back when giving the rest of us an honest, detailed look into what it means to be a food photographer. I've seen many seminars on the topic from different companies and photographers and this one is my favourite. I love their no fuss approach to food photography. It leaves me feeling like food photography is manageable without having to fuss with cameras and lighting gear that are outside of my budget. I love that Diane often mentions how there's more to food photography than the plated dish. And Todd is just adorable and has the cutest laugh! They're a fantastic team that are engaging and make it easy to learn from them. Highly recommend purchasing this course!
I loved this class and how Todd and Diane taught it. It was very personal and inspiring, with lots of insight and tips. This is not a camera technical class, but more an artistic, motivational and visual food photography learning environment. Their examples on how to set up scenes and stories behind the food and people involved are very enlightening. They gave me a lot of great ideas and hope that I, one day, will become as good of a photographer as they both are. Great team!!!!