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Food Photography

How do you make a food look so good?

Food photography is part technique, part equipment, and part creativity. Most of the time you need all three.

Please visit our Food Photography Lifestyle Portfolio to view more of our work
Please visit our Food Photography Studio Portfolio to view more of our work

Do I need to be located near Cape Town to be a client?

No, you don’t need to be in Cape Town, to work with us. While we may be miles apart, our personal attention helps us feel like neighbours. Transport is of course the biggest factor, so let us discuss the magnitude of your project and we will provide the best possible solution to getting your food photographs done.
Should you be in the Cape Town area however, your food photography shoot can be set up in your restaurant, warehouse or factory in order to make the effort of transport much less of a burden. Food can be delivered and photographed within a photography studio.

How long will the food photographer take to shoot?

Most food photography projects are completed on the day and editing a few days after that. If you have a large food photography project or we have an exceptionally high volume that week, your project may take a little longer. Please contact us to discuss the turnaround time for your project based on the current production schedule.

I need a poster or large photo from the food photography shoot. Can you do that?

Yes, we can do that, but at an additional fee. We only use professional digital cameras and high-quality lenses when doing a food photography shoot, so our food images are suitable for very large prints. Many of our clients use our photographs for posters and large banners. Please provide details to the requirements thereof in your initial briefing

In what format can my food photographs be delivered in?

Web Optimized jpeg food photographs

The high resolution images are reduced to 1000×600 at 72DPI and optimized for use on your website to make sure your website loading times are kept to a minimum.

High Resolution jpeg food photographs

These full-size images are captured at a camera resolution of 4288 x 2848 pixels before cropping. Photographed toward print usage, these images are delivered at 300 DPI and saved using very high quality settings.

High Resolution TIFF Files (upon request only)

This image format is a great format for large format printing.

PNG with alpha transparency (upon request only)

This format is used when masking is used to remove and leave the background transparent so that the food can be placed on another photo or background.

I would like my food photography images shot in a certain way.

All shoots are done under the photographer’s discretion, based on our years of experience and known industry requirements. Should you want something specific, then please provide all angles required within your initial briefing. If you have a certain style you require, that you would like us to match, then please provide a URL link or screenshots to this to give us a reference to quote and shoot towards.

How will my food photographs be delivered?

Your food photographs will be posted to a secure website for image selection. Food photographs will be marked with a text watermark until they are purchased. Once selected and appropriate payment or arrangements have been made the watermark will be removed, and you may download them at your leisure. We will store the food photographs online for two months and archive them after that.

May I decide how the food should be arranged before the food shoot?

Of course. Please provide a detailed list of how you want food organized (at which angles or group formations) when emailing us or filling in the contact form. Without this, we will shoot as we see fit.

Can I specify a size for my food photographs?

Our food photography quotations are itemized based on image size and the medium required allowing you to only pay for what your project requirements are. We provide the options for web format at 72 DPI (1000 x 600px) JPEGS for online media usage, as well as the option for 300 DPI (approx 4288 x 2848px) JPEGS for small print media usage.

Should your website or print formats, require specific size, please provide full details of the size in your food photography brief, in order for us to quote you accordingly

My food photographs have elements i don’t want on them, can you remove these?

We do our best to remove as much these as possible during the food photography shoot, but cannot guarantee they will all be gone. The camera usually sees more than our naked eye, so they will be more evident in the photos. We can however further remove then in editing, but this is charged at an additional hourly rate

Can I get my food photography be shot on a background other than white?

Food is generally shot best in a lifestyle setting but for certain applications it can also be shot on white. White is the ideal color for making your food photographs really jump out at the viewer, although we can use any background color you like at an additional fee, charged depending on your needs. Just be sure to specify the exact color.

How do I get started with my food shoot?

Please visit our contact page and fill in the form provided. Please note, than no quotations are given over the phone
Let’s discuss your food photography project needs, ideas, and time frames. We’ll create an estimate and email you a written quote.