Food Photographer & Stylist in Dubai
Hi There! My name is Teena Agnel and I am a professional food photographer in Dubai. I was passionate about photography since my teenage. This passion later made photography as my profession. Besides being a food photographer, I’m a recipe developer and food stylist too. When I don’t have DSLR in my hand, I will be mostly found in the kitchen. I love cooking and I keep exploring new dishes almost every day. I do run a food blog with name – ‘Art of Palate‘.
In the past few years, I have groomed myself a lot. The expertise that I hold today is a result of countless hours of practice, fortitude and a zeal to become the best food photographer in Dubai. I am frequently being called by restaurants for food styling and photography. Rest my portfolio speaks itself about my photography.
Beautiful Food Photography doesn’t have to be expensive, and we aim to make it affordable. While large commercial shoot requires a team of Photographers, Stylist, and Creative directors, which is costly, it is not the case for a Restaurant Photography. A Restaurant or food photography only requires a Professional Food Photographer who is well versed with Styling and Composition and has a thorough understanding of lighting and editing.
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What is food photography?
Food photography is a branch of commercial photography (still life photography genre) that is used to craft beautiful still life photographs of food. Those food photographs are used in magazines, advertisements, hoardings, menus, cookbooks, packaging, etc.
How food photography is done?
Food photography can be done using high-end camera phones and DSLRs. Images of foodstuff are captured in such a way that it attracts attention. Usually, natural lighting is used while doing food photography and photos are captured from various angles.
Why food photography is important for restaurants?
Professional food photography helps in boosting brand presence. It helps in marketing and can also increase sales. It can attract potential customers and make sales from average to an awesome level. Food photography is usually connected with consumer’s emotions. This is why when you see some mouth-licking foods, you can resist yourself to taste it.
Why is lighting important in food photography?
Light plays a crucial role in defining the beauty of a still photograph. When it comes to food photography it becomes even more important. The soft and natural light source is mainly used in food photography to give natural feel (without lighting effects) in images.
How much does food photography cost?
The cost of food photography varies from photographer’s brand, experience, the equipment they make use of, and a lot of such factors. Some food photographers charge on a project basis, some on per day basis and many others on an hourly basis. So, it better to discuss the pricing before the commencement of the project.
What does a food photographer do?
The primary work of food photographers is to capture mesmerizing images of food items to fascinate foodies. These still photographs can be used for websites, flyers, hoardings, magazines, GUI emails, restaurant promotional materials, and cookbooks.
How much does a food photographer charge?
There are a lot of factors that decide the fee of food photographers like their experience, their brand value, time investment, location (or in-house), who is styling food, where photos will be used (cookbooks, menu, website, etc) and several other variables.
Who is a food stylist?
A culinary professional who prepares food for photography or videography is known as a food stylist. The art of food decoration is known as food styling and is not an easy job. Food stylists use several techniques to make food photogenic.
Who do food stylists work for?
Food stylists are creative professionals who work closely and mostly with chefs and photographers. They usually prepare foodstuffs and style them with their various techniques. This was food looks good and a great still photograph can be captured. Those images are later used for marketing, promotion, and branding of the business.
How much does a food stylist cost?
The fee is unpredictable as there are several variables associated with the task. The charges of food stylist may vary with pre/post production time, the fee of assistant (if any), shooting fee, etc. Usually, the fee charged will be for the “day rate”.
Where does food stylist work?
Food stylists start their careers as traditional cooks or chefs. Therefore, they usually work in kitchens of classy restaurants, food courts, and several fine dining establishments. Later, they either acquire photography skills and become food photographers or they work closely with food photographers to help them with their food styling techniques on the shoot day.
When is food styling used?
Food styling is used either in restaurants while serving the dishes or is required when you want food photography for your business promotion. Food stylists work together with food photographers and help them to capture great food photographs.