45 episodes

Welcome to the Savory Shot podcast! A show about the art and soul of working in the food photography industry.

Hosted by Mica McCook, an Austin-based food photographer who creates timeless, theatrical and flavorful art. Dive deep into Mica’s interviews with industry insiders—from seasoned food photographers to prop stylists and photo educators.

What We Serve Up: Engaging stories, expert advice, and behind-the-scenes insights into food photography. Whether you’re a professional looking to hone your craft or simply a foodie with a love for photography, this podcast peels back the curtain on the food and beverage commercial photography scene. Here, everyone is welcome, and gatekeeping is a thing of the past.

Who Should Tune In? Aspiring photographers, creatives in the food industry, and anyone eager to learn about the art and business behind captivating food photography.

How We Do It: Every other Wednesday at 8AM CST, get ready for candid conversations, personal growth tips, and a community that’s all about sharing the secrets of the trade.

Why Listen? With over 5K downloads, the Savory Shot Podcast is becoming a go-to resource. This show is all about fostering a supportive community where every listen leaves you inspired and informed.

Join Us: Ready to see the world through the lens of food photography? Subscribe and become part of our journey. Let’s make every shot savory together!

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Welcome to the Savory Shot podcast! A show about the art and soul of working in the food photography industry.

Hosted by Mica McCook, an Austin-based food photographer who creates timeless, theatrical and flavorful art. Dive deep into Mica’s interviews with industry insiders—from seasoned food photographers to prop stylists and photo educators.

What We Serve Up: Engaging stories, expert advice, and behind-the-scenes insights into food photography. Whether you’re a professional looking to hone your craft or simply a foodie with a love for photography, this podcast peels back the curtain on the food and beverage commercial photography scene. Here, everyone is welcome, and gatekeeping is a thing of the past.

Who Should Tune In? Aspiring photographers, creatives in the food industry, and anyone eager to learn about the art and business behind captivating food photography.

How We Do It: Every other Wednesday at 8AM CST, get ready for candid conversations, personal growth tips, and a community that’s all about sharing the secrets of the trade.

Why Listen? With over 5K downloads, the Savory Shot Podcast is becoming a go-to resource. This show is all about fostering a supportive community where every listen leaves you inspired and informed.

Join Us: Ready to see the world through the lens of food photography? Subscribe and become part of our journey. Let’s make every shot savory together!

    045: Creativity From Constraints

    045: Creativity From Constraints

    Ready to Unleash Your Creativity?

    Hey there, creative souls! Have you ever found yourself staring at a blank canvas or a daunting project, wishing you had all the resources in the world to make something magical? Well, what if I told you that magic isn’t about having it all—it’s about making the most of what you’ve got? Intrigued? Let’s dive into the latest episode of ”The Savory Shot” to uncover the secrets of creativity from constraints!

    Discover the Power of Less

    In this solo episode, Mica McCook takes us on a journey through the enchanting world of creativity under limitations. From her humble beginnings to the unexpected breakthroughs she’s experienced along the way, Mica reveals how constraints have been the catalysts for her most innovative work yet.

    Get ready to unlock a treasure trove of insights! Mica shares practical strategies and mindset shifts to help you transform your creative limitations into opportunities for growth and innovation. From reframing constraints as creative challenges to embracing resourcefulness, this episode is packed with actionable advice to fuel your artistic journey.

    💬 Join the Conversation

    Savory Shot Shownote: https://austinfoodguide.com/2024/04/04/045-creativity-from-constraints/

    Website: www.austinfoodguide.com/podcast

    Instagram: www.instragram.com/mica.mccook

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/thesavoryshotpodcast



    Would you like to be a guest on the show? Fill out the guest form, and we’ll be in touch soon.

    Special Thanks

    And before we wrap up, a huge shoutout to our sponsor, Flodesk, for supporting this episode. Don’t forget to check out their email design services tailored for food photographers, and enjoy an exclusive discount just for our listeners!

    So, are you ready to turn your limitations into your greatest strengths? Tune in now, and let’s embark on this creative journey together. After all, the best masterpieces often come from the most unexpected places! 🚀✨

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    • 48 min
    044: Embracing Change: Emilie Fosnocht's Journey into Food Styling

    044: Embracing Change: Emilie Fosnocht's Journey into Food Styling

    Welcome back to another episode that’s going to sprinkle your day with creativity and inspire your journey, no matter what field you’re in! Today, we’re chatting with the incredibly talented Emilie Fosnocht, a food and prop stylist who’s turning everyday meals into art. Emilie’s journey from Philadelphia to the bustling streets of London and back has filled her with insights and experiences that she’s here to share with us. So, buckle up as we dive into the world of food styling, prop designing, and the power of pursuing your passions.


    About Our Guest

    Meet Emilie Fosnocht, a dynamic food and prop stylist whose roots near Philadelphia’s rich culture paved the way for her artistic journey. Her adventure took an exciting turn when she moved to London for college at Goldsmiths, significantly shaping her creative sensibilities. With a mission to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary, Emilie aims to inspire with her behind-the-scenes magic in food styling and prop designing, proving that creativity knows no bounds.



    Episode Highlights:

    The Influence of Philly
    Q: How did Philadelphia shape your aesthetic?
    A: The diversity and richness of Philly’s food scene deeply influenced Emilie’s creative outlook.


    The London Leap
    Q: What prompted your move to London for college?
    A: A desire for alignment with her creative spirit led Emilie to Goldsmiths, London.


    Textile Design to Food Styling
    Q: How did you transition from textile design to food and prop styling?
    A: Emilie’s journey was fueled by her quest for a career that resonated with her creative soul, leading her to food styling.


    The Art of Food Styling
    Q: What misconceptions did you have about food styling?
    A: Emilie discusses the learning curve in food styling and the unique techniques involved.

    Key Takeaways:

    The importance of following your passion, even if it leads you across the globe.
    How diverse experiences enrich your creative skills.
    The underestimated art and technique behind food styling.

    Follow Emilie on Instagram at @EmilyFoz and dive into her visually stunning world of food and prop styling.

    If Emilie’s journey inspired you, share this episode with a friend who’s looking for a creative spark.




    Today’s chat with Emilie Fosnocht reminds us that the path to finding what we love is rarely straight but always worth it. Her journey from Philadelphia to London and into the realms of food styling shows us the beauty of embracing change and pursuing passion. Remember, creativity is not just in the art we make, but in the lives, we lead. Stay inspired, and until next time, keep creating, dreaming, and being uniquely you.


    Savory Shot Shownote: https://austinfoodguide.com/2024/03/19/emilie-fosnocht

    Instagram: www.instragram.com/mica.mccook

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/thesavoryshotpodcast


    Would you like to be a guest on the show? Email us at podcast@austinfoodguide.com for more information.

    • 33 min
    043: The Art of Starting Small in Food Photography

    043: The Art of Starting Small in Food Photography

    Ever felt like you’re just not cut out for photography because you don’t have the high-end gear?

    Oh, friend, I’ve been there, thinking my dreams were bigger than my budget.

    But guess what? It’s not about the gear; it’s about your vision.

    This episode peels back the curtain on starting small in food photography, showcasing my (your host) journey from using basic tools to creating mouthwatering masterpieces. We dive into why embracing limitations can actually be your biggest creative advantage. Join us to discover how to turn what you have into more than enough to capture the beauty on your plate. Let’s get ready to elevate your food photography game, one small step at a time.





    Savory Shot Shownote: www.austinfoodguide.com/2024/03/06/startingsmall/

    Instagram: www.instragram.com/mica.mccook

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/thesavoryshotpodcast




    Would you like to be a guest on the show? Email us at podcast@austinfoodguide.com for more information.

    • 28 min
    042: Food, Photography, and Finding Oneself: A Conversation with Aran Goyoaga

    042: Food, Photography, and Finding Oneself: A Conversation with Aran Goyoaga

    Dive into today’s episode, where Aran shares her journey from switching a career in business and economics to becoming a renowned food stylist, author, and photographer in Seattle. Overcoming personal challenges and embracing authenticity, she discusses the art of test shooting, the impact of ChatGPT, and maintaining a personal voice in the industry. Aran also explores the future of food photography amidst evolving technology. Join us to be inspired by Aran’s story, blending tradition with innovation in the culinary world.




    Website: https://austinfoodguide.com/podcast

    Instagram: www.instragram.com/mica.mccook

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/thesavoryshotpodcast




    Would you like to be a guest on the show? Email us at podcast@austinfoodguide.com for more information.

    • 38 min
    041: Pitch Perfect: How to Successfully Present Your Food Photography to Clients

    041: Pitch Perfect: How to Successfully Present Your Food Photography to Clients

    Alright, picture this: You’re in an elevator, that dream client beside you, and bam! You’ve got seconds to wow. This episode’s your guide to making those seconds count. We dive into the heart of your photography, finding that gold nugget of an elevator pitch that makes you unforgettable. It’s about passion, vision, and a dash of strategy, all rolled into one. We’re mixing real talk with real advice, aiming for that emotional tug. So grab your notepad, and let’s craft your pitch to open doors and keep the conversation flowing. Ready to turn that pitch into your magic key? Let’s make it happen.




    Dive into today’s episode, where Aran shares her journey from switching a career in business and economics to becoming a renowned food stylist, author, and photographer in Seattle. Overcoming personal challenges and embracing authenticity, she discusses the art of test shooting, the impact of ChatGPT, and maintaining a personal voice in the industry. Aran also explores the future of food photography amidst evolving technology. Join us to be inspired by Aran’s story, blending tradition with innovation in the culinary world.



    Website: https://austinfoodguide.com/podcast

    Instagram: www.instragram.com/mica.mccook

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/thesavoryshotpodcast


    Would you like to be a guest on the show? Email us at podcast@austinfoodguide.com for more information.

    • 24 min
    040: Art, Adversity, Ambition: Christina Peters' Path

    040: Art, Adversity, Ambition: Christina Peters' Path

    In this eye-opening episode, we sit down with Christina Peters, an esteemed food photographer whose journey is as flavorful as her work. Christina shares her inspiring story, from challenging family norms to establishing her path in photography to her evolution from traditional darkroom techniques to mastering the digital age. She delves into the artistry behind capturing culinary stories, offering insights that blend technical skill with creative flair. This episode is a look behind the lens and a masterclass in turning a burning passion into a thriving career, making it a must-listen for anyone aspiring to meld art with their entrepreneurial spirit.




    Website: www.austinfoodguide.com/podcast

    Instagram: www.instragram.com/mica.mccook
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/thesavoryshotpodcast
     
    Would you like to be a guest on the show? Email us at podcast@austinfoodguide.com for more information.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

carannben ,

Entrepreneur? Foodie? Photographer? This is for you!

You know those conversations that make you laugh, smile, and nod along in agreement? The Savory Shot is that for food photographers. Mica is a delightful host, so much so, that even if you’re not a photographer you’ll still want to be part of the conversation.

Chicharronasaurus ,

Informative and fun

This podcast helps you prepare for the business of being a food photographer. It’s informative and really demystifies the process. It’s a must for any food photographers out there or even just creatives.

Flamingo567 ,

Break the Rules!

Just finished listening to this podcast with Mica & Meikas -You two need to consider more podcasts together. Y'all were a true joy to listen to. "lift as you climb" absolute words we all collectivly need to live by and be reminded to live by. Thank you both for your very candid conversation it was uplifting as well as eye opening to our industry. Thank you

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