I interview talents in the food photography industry to help you (and myself) to grow and develop as a food photographer by learning valuable lessons from each conversation.
The podcast is for everyone aspiring to improve their food photography career and learn more about the business.
#11 Riham Mahdy - Levitating Food Photography
In this episode I talked to the lovely food photographer Riham Magdy from Dubai. Riham has found her niche in food photography, photographing levitating images of food, bringing a viewer into the magical scenes. I just love her photos and was super curious to learn how such magic is created. So I was very happy to jump on a call and talk all about it with Riham. Besides her exciting behind the scenes, we also talked about creativity, how it is to be working in Dubai and starting as a food photographer.
#10 Suzy Eaton - Food Styling and Workflow of a Commercial Photoshoot
In this episode I am speaking with a wonderful food stylist Suzy Eaton. Suzy has an extensive list of very well known clients such as Walmart, Subway, Coca cola, KFC and Dr. Oz. She also teaches food styling, and I’ve been following her amazing “Master the Art of Food Styling” course, which has so many amazing tips and tricks and helped me to improve my styling skills. I figured I’ll try and ask her to join the podcast, and yayy she was more than happy to jump on a call with me. So I am very happy to share this episode with you guys, in which we obviously talk a lot about food styling, Suzy shares how she established herself in the market, learned the foodstyling and some nice tips and tricks. We also talk a lot about commercial photoshoots, how they work, who is involved, and how to keep a good flow going between the food stylist, chef and photographer.
#9 Darina Kopcok - Selling Food Photos
In this episode I am speaking with food photographer Darina Kopcok. She is also a food photography teacher at Vancouver Institute of Media Arts and contributing writer to PRO EDU and Digital Photography School. When researching stock photography I came across her article “Selling photos how to make money from photography” . It was an inspiring and educational article to me, and so I decided to invite Darina on my podcast. She tells us a lot about stock photography, how to approach it, what is the difference between micro stock and premium stock, what stock companies are out there and more.
#8 Emma Ivane - Importance of positioning and branding for a creative business
Today’s lovely guest is Emma Ivane, a talented cake artist, business coach and a photographer from Finland. I’ve been following her beautiful Instagram for a while now, and I decided to finally reach out and talk to her, because
Emma has worked with the brands such as Nespresso, Dr. Oetker, and Baileys, and is one of the authors of a worldwide published book “Designer Cake Decorating - Written by 12 of the world’s best cake designers”. Emma’s strong branding and positioning is what led her to many exciting opportunities and this is what we talk mostly about.
#7 Anna Wierzbinska - Professionalising Food Photography Business
In today’s episode I’m talking with a wonderful food blogger and photographer Anna Wierzbinska, also known as Anna Banana. Anna manages a successful food blog, she photographs for many restaurants and brands and manages her own Instagram account with 35k followers. I had such a lovely conversation with Anna, and we dive into so many interesting topics like working with local brands and restaurants, shifting mindset during crises, sponsored posts, building experience and professionalising business. She also shares some of her favorite books that helped her build a more professional food photography business. You can find the links to those books in the podcast notes on my website.
#6 Irina Georgescu - from Passion to a Successful Book
In this episode, I am talking with a Romanian food writer & published author Irina Georgescu. Irina has recently published her passion project Carpathia a book about Romanian cuisine, which she is so fascinated about it. We spend a whole conversation digging into behind the scenes of this project that took about 3 years from the idea to actually having a book in stores.