The Love of Food and Photography
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The love of food and photography

Thursday, February 14, 2019

I have always loved Food and Photography and whilst I am no professional when I stumbled upon the work of Two Loves Studio I just had to reach out and find out more. 

I personally would love to get better at photography, learn skills that can be put to good use and simply have more of an understanding of how images are created to look so damn good...  trust me check out their instagram page (link below) and you'll see what I mean, so it made sense to me to look further into all that Two Love Studio offers.  

Here is a little more information and I hope you too find this helpful.  Over to you Rachel :-

I’m Rachel Korinek, an Aussie food photographer currently living in Vancouver. I love capturing visual stories and adore bright, clean and uplifting imagery that emphasises the beauty of real food. When I take photographs, I focus on the honest details and intricacies that connects us emotionally to food. 

Rachel Korinek Food Photographer Two Loves Studio

I’ve been lucky enough to shoot for a range of commercial and editorial clients both in Australia and internationally.

My background in education led me to start sharing my love of food photography through my online masterclasses and in-person workshops.

I kinda fell into food photography. In 2012, my (now) husband and I were travelling around Australia in a camper van. He came across a book about food photography in a little bookshop in Launceston. From then on, I was hooked. I taught myself every aspect of this niche and I practised for hours, every day. Eventually, I started freelancing and now it’s my full-time gig.

My biggest tip when it comes to food photography would be composition and lighting.

In still life photography composition, there is a concept called ‘layering’. It’s the simplest and most powerful way to make your photos appealing and interesting. Layering involves adding ‘layers’ of interest with both food and props to your scene. I recommend having 3-4 layers.

Layers can be garnishes, napkins, a bowl sitting on top of a plate, a chopping board under a plate. Head to my Instagram to check out these examples.

When it comes to photography, light is everything! It can make or break an image. Light can be tricky to understand at first. The two most flattering directions of light for food photography are ‘back light’ and ‘side light’.

They are exactly as they sound, so that’s light coming from the back of your set-up OR light coming from the side of your set-up.

If you would like to learn more about how to create beautiful images every time with natural light, check out Rachel's e-book Art of Light.

Use the code ‘YOUROCK’ to get $10 off.

All other links are noted below to access additional information.

For all your cutlery, glassware, porcelain and general tableware props and kitchenware requirements in general go to

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