All posts filed under: Food

Neil White tells stories of food from farm to table

Neil White is a food and lifestyle photographer who lives with his family in the beautiful county of Somerset, South West England. He puts his love for nature, food and crafts in all the work he does, telling the stories of passionate people who bring flavor into our lives.   Growing up, I wanted to become an archaeologist or a photographer. The thought of long hours on my knees in a muddy trench made the first option slightly less appealing and, in the end, I went with photography. When I was starting out, I assisted fashion photographers for a few years. That made me realize I wasn’t really cut out to be a fashion photographer, but I took advantage of the studio to work on my own projects. I eventually made the jump and moved to London to work as an in-house photographer at a design studio for a large retailer. At 23, this was a complete baptism of fire. It taught me some good lessons and some pretty hard lessons. From this point I …

Pushing the versatility of medium format to new limits

Evan Robinson is a photographer and director based in Los Angeles, California. He works with a wide range of genres and for a wide range of clients, including himself. When he’s not in a studio or on a commissioned assignment, you’ll find Evan hanging from an airplane, camera always in hand. His appetite for new experiences and new ways of expressing his creativity is infectious, while his photography, in all its diversity, is inspirational to say the least.   Photographing a university in India or a model in Los Angeles don’t feel particularly different to me. The goal is always the same – bring together a world-class team and walk away from set having created something unique and beautiful. Whether I’m looking at still life in the studio or a sunrise scene from the open door of an airplane, it’s the bold interplay between color and light that attracts my eye and gets me excited. I love working with art directors who bring a sense of play to everyday moments. Dancing with the push/pull of …

A taste of Sven Benjamins’ delicious food photography

I’m Sven Benjamins, and I’ve been working as a professional photographer for the last 23 years. I shoot mainly food, interior, still life, and lifestyle photography. I love to make cookbooks, because it allows me to work on a single project for a longer period of time. It is really special to work with great chefs, and a huge bonus to be able to taste their recipes. Finding inspiration Occasionally, I like to push myself with a fashion shoot. This change of pace inspires me and helps me discover new creative ideas and workflows for my food and interior shoots. For example, on a fashion project I might try out features in Capture One that I don’t frequently use in my other work. I try different styles and adjustments, and when it works well, when it creates an interesting effect or workflow, I am inspired to use this for my other shoots. The perfect recipe for a food photoshoot As a food photographer I work within teams of stylists and food artists. To ensure that …

How OMS Photo creates next level commercial product photography

Today we are highlighting OMS Photo and the way they use Phase One cameras in their commercial photography workflows. Their commercial photo studio is often hired to create something that will be featured globally via packaging or advertising. When OMS gets opportunities, they want to make sure they have the best equipment available. When they discovered Phase One cameras and experienced their power, they bought two. Cameras like these allow OMS Photo to turn a product, such as a single square of a chocolate bar, into the size of a billboard. Here are some of OMS’s favorite finished projects they’ve shot with Phase One Camera Systems: To OMS, the value comes from the process and post-production OMS has seven full-time photographers and three digital retouchers, and everyone has areas of expertise – food, products, lifestyle, portraits, and more. When using Phase One, we always use the uniquely-created Capture One Pro software. This allows us, as well as our clients, to quickly view the images taken on a computer screen. Despite the massive file size, the …

Michael Wicander Phase One 'Hygge' competition

How do you Capture ‘Hygge’?

How do you capture ‘hygge’? We invited Phase One photographers to participate in a contest by capturing the essence of the Danish phenomena ‘hygge’. The Danish concept of ‘hygge’ loosely means a feeling of pure coziness and content. Needless to say, the entries were as different as the photographers themselves. Here are some of the pictures that we received from all over the world. Gustavo Marx captured a happy scene that radiates the warmth of the day and has a sense of carefree contentment. “The afternoon was magical. We had spent hours at the margin of a glistening lake in Brazil and were ready to wrap up and go home. This image almost shot itself without my intervention. One of those overpowering instinctive reactions one just can’t avoid. I’m just grateful for having captured this instant in time. ” Congratulations to Gustavo, who was the winner of our ‘Capture Hygge’ contest, who won a Schneider Kreuznach 35mm Blue Ring lens. “I wanted to capture a cold winter evening sitting inside making a warm cocktail to enjoy …

Food photographer, Tanya Zouev took over our Instagram account with the XF Camera Body, the 645DF+ body, IQ2 60MP Digital Back, Schneider Kreuznach 55mm, 80mm, 120mm macro and 150mm

Delicious food photography with Tanya Zouev

Food photographer, Tanya Zouev, treated us with mouthwatering shots when she took over our Instagram account. Beautiful food photography “I will occasionally collaborate on a test shoot with a stylist or chef if a great idea pops into my head (and if I can find the time to execute it). I had an idea to shoot a naked cake so I asked dessert chef Jun Chen make this one especially for me. I might add quickly here that a love of food is essential for beautiful food photography.” “A connection to your subject matter and a love of cooking will bring you way more success than to someone who just points their lens at a plate of food because a job happened to come along that involved something edible.” “The naked cake was shot on an XF body and an IQ2 60MP Digital Back with a Schneider Kreuznach 120mm macro lens and Profoto D1 strobes. Most of my lighting techniques are based on replicating natural light whether it be diffused window light or direct sunlight. Sometimes …