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Valuable Lessons in Food Photography | Interview with Rob Andrew

By Lauchlan Toal on November 27th 2015

Food photography is a pretty cool genre, with every shoot being completely unique and presenting lots of creative opportunities. However, it’s also a very challenging genre, both technically and as a business. So when one of the top food photographers does an interview, it’s worth listening to.

Alex Koloskov of posted this great interview with Rob Andrew, a freelance food and lifestyle photographer. They discuss more than just the basics, going deep into the business of photography. From marketing strategies to creating a studio, the interview covers some of the most difficult aspects of food photography. Most of the information applies to other genres as well, especially when it comes to finding clients and advertising.


The video is long, though, at just over an hour. While your best bet is to watch it all, if you’re short on time, you can check out the list of questions posted on Photigy and skip to the questions you’re most interested in. If you want to watch the whole thing as I’d recommend, check out the video below.

If you’re familiar with Photigy, you know that they offer some of the best courses on studio photography (and even CGI now). It’s Black Friday, and Alex Koloskov is ready to pull the trigger on some great sales. So if you want to check out the courses he offers and their Black Friday sale, visit Rob Andrew’s food photography course has just been released as well, also on the Photigy site. There are very few good food photography resources out there, so if you’re into food, this is a great opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade.

[Rewind: Photigy Membership Review | The Best Way to Learn Product Photography?]

I’d be remiss not to mention that SLRLounge is also holding Black Friday sales as well. If you’ve been thinking about picking up some of the classics like the SEO handbook or Lighting 101, our 30% off sale storewide has begun and runs through Cyber Monday! Use the code blackfriday30 to redeem your discount.

Be sure to share your thoughts on the interview, as well as any food photography tips of your own in the comments below! There aren’t nearly enough food photography resources out there, so new and experienced photographers alike benefit from new tricks and techniques.

Interview courtesy of, used with permission.

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Lauchlan Toal is a food photographer in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When not playing with his dinner, he can be found chasing bugs, shooting sports, or otherwise having fun with photography. You can follow his work online, or hunt him down on the blogs and forums that he frequents.

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