Food Photographer. Fish & Shellfish. Armstrong’s of Stockbridge

27th September 2017 Off By YRSMarketing

Food Photographer. Fish & Shellfish. Armstrong’s of Stockbridge.

Creating the process of cooking in a single image – fish, food photography wet fish and shell fish.

Quite an exotic shoot of products from Armstrong’s of Stockbridge – not the usual cod and haddock!  So we thought Provence… olive oil, fresh olives, crushed garlic and fresh cut herbs… In this case wild parsley and lemon balm.  Yes, balm – it’s the yellow and green foliage in the image – stunning lemon smell when crushed and great when poaching fish or adding to the top of grilled fish – the fish juices steaming the chopped herbs.

We’re lucky in the studios to have fresh herbage and vegetables to hand, that we simply nip out and cut for the shoot.   Freshness is vital in food shoots – and sorry, certain retailers who purport to have fresh – actually means well past the sell buy date with the vegetable or herbage wilting in seconds of leaving their cold store.  We have developed the herb beds in the one studio to include everything from thymes to balm, sages to savory – the complete mix and apply them to the dishes to compliment visual flavour – not just a bit of green on the side!

The background has been a bit of a success story to us.  We’re experimenting on creating our own stone backgrounds from distressed concrete to sandstone and now slate.  They are all based on MDF though, so nice and easy to transport and no they’re not a photo stuck on – that approach always looks so naff!  They are real surfaces, specially painted to reflect real stone, so you get nice shadows and shapes in the background.

Lighting to the top left corner was defused a little by our new armoury of wine bottles.  Yes, wine bottles – we’ve given up on pro diffusers as they simply do not do the job.  With the wine bottles they cast nice shadows and these can be made darker by filling the bottles with water.  You just have to empty the bottle first!


About YRSFood

YRSFood (Your Reflection Studio) is a commercial photographer specialising in product and food images, based in the West Midlands and Scotland and working throughout the United Kingdom. We work with businesses, producers, restaurants, media, designers and property owners, creating images for commercial, editorial, promotional, business and industrial needs, as-well-as for media and agencies and marketing designers all over the UK.

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YRSFood.  Food, Menu and Restaurant Photography Studio.

YRSCommercial, Food photographer.

YRSFood (Your Reflection Studio) is based in the Midlands and Scotland, working throughout the UK. We work with business, media and editors, creating images of  food, menus and packaging all over the UK.

YRSFood (Your Reflecton Studio), Food Photographer.

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