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Food photography | 3 soup dishes beautifully presented
Food photographer
- Alan Harbord
Tunbridge Wells, UK, International

Making Food Sing: The Art of Food Photography

Food photography is more than just capturing an image of a dish. It's about translating the artistry and passion behind cuisine into visually captivating stories that tantalise taste buds and stir emotions. As a food photographer with a deep love for the culinary world, I bring not just technical expertise, but a genuine appreciation for the magic that happens when fresh ingredients transform into delicious creations.

For over 10 years, I've cooked from scratch daily, fostering a profound appreciation for the journey food takes – from farm to table, and ultimately, to your plate. This understanding, coupled with my 17 years of experience and 95 national awards from prestigious photography bodies, allows me to capture food in a way that goes beyond aesthetics.

Who Uses Food Photography?

Food photography plays a vital role in a variety of industries:

Restaurants bars and pubs: Showcase your mouth watering dishes on menus, websites, and social media, enticing customers and driving traffic.

Branding Agencies: Create captivating visuals for food packaging, advertising campaigns, and marketing materials that resonate with your target audience.

Food Blogs & Magazines: Bring recipes and culinary experiences to life with stunning food photography that engages readers and elevates your content.

What Can I Do for You?

Collaborative Approach: We'll work closely with you to understand your vision and target audience, ensuring the final images perfectly represent your brand and culinary style.

Technical Expertise: I possess a mastery of lighting, composition, and food styling techniques to create visually stunning and appetising photographs in any setting – whether it's a restaurant kitchen or a dedicated studio environment.

On-Location Versatility: I'm comfortable adapting to various environments, including restaurant kitchens and on-site branding shoots.

Advanced Post-Processing: Utilising specialised software, I enhance the natural beauty of the food without sacrificing authenticity.

Warm & Engaging Style: I put chefs and restaurant staff at ease, ensuring a smooth and efficient photoshoot experience that minimises disruption.

Beyond the Plate: Storytelling Through Food Photography

Great food photography goes beyond simply showcasing the dish. It tells a story. Here's how I approach it:

Highlighting Freshness: Capturing the vibrant colours, textures, and natural imperfections that convey the use of high-quality ingredients.

Composition & Styling: Creating visually compelling arrangements that draw the viewer in and stimulate their appetite.

Evoking Emotions: Using light and shadow to create a mood that reflects the dining experience, whether it's a casual brunch or a fine dining extravaganza.

The AHP Photo Difference

Award-Winning Expertise: My extensive experience and recognition in the industry ensures exceptional results.

Passion for Food: My genuine love for food translates into a deeper understanding of how to capture its essence visually.

Collaborative Spirit: I work closely with you to achieve your vision and marketing goals.

Technical Mastery: Skilled in lighting, composition, and post-processing to create stunning and appetising visuals.

Professional & Efficient: I create a smooth and efficient photoshoot experience with minimal disruption.

What to Do Now

Let's discuss your culinary vision! Contact AHP Photo today for a free consultation. Together, we can create captivating food photography that makes your dishes sing and leaves a lasting impression on your audience.

Alan Harbord

Your Food and Commercial Photographer

Self portrait of food photographer Alan Harbord, black and white
Based in Tunbridge Wells. Available to work Nationally and internationally

I specialise in creating original imagery for business individuals and SMEs. I am passionate about getting the very best imagery for you, and producing your own on-brand collection of pictures that you can put to work straightaway on your websites, advertising, social media, and wherever else you need it.

I have been shooting professionally for 15 years, and have gained over 95 national awards of photographic excellence. I never stop learning and am always exploring new ideas, meeting with people who inspire me and getting excited about new possibilities.

Drop me a line with the details of your business and project. And together, let’s create something amazing.

I’m excited to meet you.