There is nothing more appealing than doing some chocolate photography for Cornwall based writer Rosen Trevithick.
There are two passions fulfilled in such an undertaking: enjoying food, and taking photographs.
Working with local author Rosen Trevithick on her new book ‘Chocolate Making Adventures’ is fantastic. I loved every minute of it. What a great opportunity.
It certainly was an adventure: sampling the chocolate and trying new styles and techniques. We work well together and produced a great collection of images for the book.
I introduced Rosen to basic chocolate making some months ago. I didn’t realise it would lead much more. She has perfected her skills and is now a wonderful chocolatier. Her recipes are easy to follow, and the book is well worth buying.
Chocolate: once the gold of food. It is still highly prized today. We eat tons of the stuff every year, and just going into a chocolate shop can make your mouth water. But how to photograph it?
Chocolate isn’t easy to photograph. Not if you want it to look as tasty and delicious as in real life. It is as much about choosing the correct lighting as it is about composition. And, of course, the temptation to sample it before you photograph… especially when the room is filled with the most wonderful smell. It has been among my top experiences this year.
The recipes for ‘Chocolate Making Adventures’ have been varied – from the chocolate strawberry hearts, marble chocolate bars, to cherry liqueurs. Each one an opportunity to create unique images.
I am very passionate about food photography. I believe that images should really draw you in – make you want to try the food. If it can capture the colour, the texture and desire, then I feel like I have done a good job.
Rosen Trevithick is a best-selling Cornish author of both adult and children literature. Her new venture: ‘Chocolate Making Adventures’ is due to be published soon. Do look out for it.
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