All of us at aberdeenphoto.com are “foodies” and love photographing food. Lighting is the most important element but certain dishes have a strong graphic identity and will look striking when photographed from directly above, while other subjects often need to be shot from a lower angle. For a long time, food photographs tended to be shot and composed in a manner similar to the way people were used to encountering their food: laid out on a table setting and shot from an overhead perspective, i.e., from the point of view of the eater. Now romantic lighting, and shallower angles are the prevailing trend. We prefer to present the food as simple, clean, and naturally as possible, and with little props, often using effects such as selective focus, tilted plates, and close-ups. This complements trends in professional cooking to make the food more visually interesting.
We have been learning more about food photography which requires a special set of skills, much like being a master chef. Knowledge of preparation & food styling techniques, working closely with the chef to plate the food for photographing, and utilising the correct lighting & photography techniques are all essential ingredients when preparing a food photograph. Then a few finishing touches will cook up an image that looks good enough to eat.
aberdeenphoto.com principal Neil Gordon LSWPP has provided exceptional quality professional photography for over 37 years.
Over that period, we have moved from film and darkrooms to state of the art digital cameras and advanced Photoshop skills but providing quality images and great customer service has been consistent.
Based at a custom designed studio (with car parking) and office, we work across Scotland (and occasionally further afield) but work mostly in the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire area including Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Huntly, Banff, Keith and Buckie to the north and Stonehaven, Laurencekirk, Montrose, Forfar and Dundee to the south.
We have been getting lots of very positive comments about the photographs on our website, especially regarding how clearly you can see the products so thanks very much for those !
I'm not sure if you have had a chance to look at the site yet: www.tainsilver.com. Each product has a magnify function and you can click on the image to enlarge it as well so you really get to see the images properly.
These are fantastic as always and as well as being another part of the record of the Appeal, we can use them to send to donors to thank them for coming to the preview this week.
Thanks again for giving up the whole morning and time on the Monday too for the run through
National Campaign Director – Scotland, Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal
The pictures are brilliant. We can make sure next time round you have plenty of time to set up etc..
You are now a SUPER VIP and will get free food for life!
Speak soon & Thanks again
I’ve had a quick look through the pics again, honestly it’s so hard to choose, they’re brilliant. ….
Will get back to you re facilities photos.
Administrator to the GM