Welcome to my food & styling photography portfolio page. My philosophy in food lifestyle photography is “each picture you take should be an unique experience, should tell a story”. To get the perfect food lifestyle photograph, I make sure to have everything necessary to achieve it – my camera, magical natural light and props that I like.
Sometimes all you need is to understand how to look, so you see what’s so special and extraordinary in each meal you want to shoot. With years of knowledge & experience, now I have discovered my own style and have understood how to play with shadows, use colours, choose angles, how and when to find the best light and most importantly, I have learn to tell a story with my photographs.
I begin with planning prior to getting to the location and setting up the camera. I tend to have a team effort between chef, manager, stylist anyone else involved in the production. This allows me to concentrate on producing mouth-watering images.
Once there is agreement on how the photos will look, next is to focus on gathering the right props that will be used for the shoot. This includes type of plates, bowls and dishes including color schemes, table cloths, textures, background items etc.
In terms of lighting, it all depends on the location area in Kuwait. If it requires, I use high quality strobe lighting or the most beautiful light in the world – Sunlight! there are several ways of positioning and setting up the lights. Again, it all depends on the clients requirements.
After the shooting is done, I like to go through all the photos and decide which shots turned out to be the best. Then, I go in and individually edit each of those photos slightly adjusting the color, contrast, sharpness, light temperature, brightness, composition etc.
That’s it! this was an overall idea about how I shoot my food photography projects.