Worked with photography buddy Craig Lee on a food photography workshop at Taboo Restaurant in downtown San Francisco.
Craig is the former photographer for the San Francisco Chronicle. Self-taught, he has developed a technique with a strong backlight and modest front fill light to show the texture and the color of the food. As the restaurant kept rolling out the food, Craig continued to shoot. Once he has placed the lights, he works simply and quickly.
Craig organized the shoot. He allowed me to photograph the meals as they came out of the kitchen. In addition to Craig’s Dynalite strobe, I used a Nikon camera and Nikon SB-900 fill flash to fill in the foreground.