Macro Food Photography, with Christina Peters: The B&H Photography Podcast03/10/2022
Our guest on this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast is food photographer Christina Peters, and we start with a discussion of Peters’ macro food photography. We learn about her work with medium and large format systems, including FUJIFILM cameras. We also explore focus stacking, tilt-shift lenses, and when and why she might choose her Canon full-frame system over larger formats. Peters’ work runs the gamut from large commercial jobs with major brands to editorial, portrait, and restaurant work, as well as the unique challenge of photographing pet food. Choice of lighting is also a topic we cover, and Peters offers practical advice for newbies considering a first lighting kit.
In the second half of our conversation, we talk about The Food Photography Blog and The Food Photography Club, both founded by Peters and designed to “help foodies and photographers improve their photography and get higher-paying clients.” We also acquire some perspective on Peters’ professional trajectory and learn why she now prefers to work with smaller, healthy food clients, compared to the fast-food giants.
We also thank Pelican for its support of this episode, and encourage you to visit the Pelican product page on the B&H Photo-Video website.
Guest: Christina Peters
Above photograph © Christina Peters
Host: Allan Weitz
Senior Creative Producer: John Harris
Senior Producer: Jason Tables
Executive Producer: Shawn C Steiner