Was just wondering if anyone would be interested in a small group of photographers focused on food photography?
The rough objectives would mainly be:
1) Get together to share ideas
2) make more rewarding shoots possible
3) participate in hands-on shoots
4) help each other learn the basics of food photography and
5) make new friends.
The main problems facing most hobbyist if I'm not mistaken are:
1) Getting presentable food to shoot
2) Ideal shooting location / conditions
3) Technical aspects - lighting
4) Aesthetics - set styling
If we pool together and share ideas and resources, it might get us a lot further than shooting on our own. For example, we can share location, skills, set materials and so on.
This group would, for a start, be focused on non-professional enthusiasts interested in the above objectives, and are serious about learning and growing where food photography is concerned, and are willing to put in the effort needed. I mention this because Food Photography is largely technical and usually very demanding.
Working professionals are most definitely more than welcome to share!
Please share your food shooting experience(s), preference, problems faced and thoughts and ideas or anything that you wished you could do but was limited either by equipment, proper presentation or technique/knowledge.
NOTE: Please do NOT post up photos of food you have taken as that would clutter up the thread. Seek your kind understanding. ;-)