When I take on a commercial assignment, I pack a fair bit of equipment into my Rolling Lowepro Computrekker AW Plus. Along with essential gear are light stands, 32″ and 60″ shoot-through umbrellas, clamps and sometimes a spare light weight light stand to squeeze into a second bag. Working alone most of the time since 2004, I’ve learnt to manage the seemingly impossible—moving 20 kilos of gear from home to car to client location occasionally climbing several flights of stairs. Bottom line is you just get it done regardless. Customers want to see results not be burdened with excuses!
Food photography is my thing and I’m someone who can spend hours just to get things right (more so than the time I had spent with some brides during an actual day wedding shoot). Working with Executive Sous Chef of The Empire Hotel and Country Club recently gave me such satisfaction. Having said this, by far the most challenging of the restaurant menu photography are drinks. Challenging in part not shortage of ideas to pull off a shoot but rather in the form of creative lighting to give the images impact.