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CHAPTER 8The Art of Food Photography

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Balancing Commerce and Art

As a commercial food photographer, you are not just a hired gun. You are an artist. Photography is a powerful medium with which you can make artistic statements. It’s a good idea to come up with self-assignments to keep your creative juices flowing. Whether you shoot mostly in the studio or take to the streets, you can come up with interesting assignments with a little thought.

As a commercial photographer, you are a camera for hire. When you are shooting for someone else, you are a spoke in the wheel of the creative process. Because your outcome is influenced by others, it does not ...

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