I’m no food photographer, but I was pretty pleased with how my first official food shoot turned out for The Chef’s Table, a restaurant in the Suntree neighborhood of Melbourne, Florida that's one of my brother’s and my favorite hangouts. Photographing there started out as a just-for-fun project during one of my visits, but wound up turning into a commission designing not only an entire website for The Chef’s Table, but also its parent restaurant, Amici’s (right next door and our original first favorite!)
I was a little nervous at first, but then it actually turned out to be a ton of fun and easier than I thought it would be. There was great natural light and simple backgrounds… I just got in there and pretended I was photographing a portrait. I realize that I “see” in portraits anyway. I’m always trying to get at the heart of whatever it is I’m photographing, whether it’s a landscape or a person, or, in this case, a plate of spaghetti.
This might be my favorite one. It's a very delicious pear, but it looks like the rings of Saturn with moons lined up in a row!
I think best of all was getting to sample everything as I was working. If you can't tell already, I am really enjoying the perks that come with designing websites! If you haven't yet, take a peek: The Chef's Table and Amici's Italian Restaurant. Better yet, next time you're in Suntree, come visit. (Tell Dave & Valentina that Claudia sent you!)