“If the images that come out of your camera don’t come out like you see them in your head, you have to work harder.”
– Andrew Scrivani
New York Times photographer Andrew Scrivani came to Seattle to lead two four-hour long workshops. The events were hosted by my dear friend and Seattle Bon Vivant, Myra. I walked into the class with only my Canon Rebel, one hell of a gnarly cowlick, and a fuzzy understanding of what makes food pictures evocative.
Andrew’s got a background in teaching and, really,
His presence was commanding. He spoke about taking photographs like I might talk about eating teeny tiny cupcakes while watching Leonardo DiCaprio in [any] film: blissfully.
Andrew is one of those people with such passion for what he does that you can’t help but feel injected with inspiration. You’re immediately unsure of your own career path, your hobbies, and what exactly it is that you’ve been doing with that camera for the past, oh I don’t know, five months?
He’s genuine. He’s true to his own artistic intuition and style. He takes the kind of food photographs I’d like to make
Here are just 15 of the valuable tips he taught me.