Food Photography: My Step by Step Process

  1. Abi says:

    Hello Fanette,
    Thanks for the detailed explanation of your step by step process, it really helps the beginners like me. I have a query here, in the step-4 , you have mentioned, updating the metadata with our names and right keywords . Can you tell me is that mandatory to add those information for the images we shoot for our clients ? How the keywords helps?

    • Fanette Rickert says:

      Hi Abi!

      I am glad you found this post helpful. Thanks a lot for your question, it is a great point. I add metadata to all my images. Wherever they end up, the metadata follows them so it’s like a stamp that identifies the images as yours. The keywords are not necessary but I find them very useful to help locate a particular image in a large catalog.

      I hope this helps! Have a wonderful day 🙂

  2. Takera says:

    Thank you for sharing these steps! I think they will be very helpful to me as I explore the food photography career path. I look forward to more tips. Do you offer food photography lessons?

  3. tari says:

    Thank you, Fanette, for your always helpful posts. What size (and res, while I’m asking) do you export for proofing, for final? (I may learn this in your next post on Lightroom workflow.) Is this part of the pre-shoot discussion with the client?

    • Fanette Rickert says:

      Hi Tari! Thank you so much for your comment. I am so glad that this was helpful! I actually don’t export proofs anymore, I use the Pixieset plugin to send the proofs directly to my galleries. I have it set up to send those at full size full res (I have a ton of storage on Pixieset), but you can choose the size you want. If you are limited on space, I would say that 2000px and 72 dpi are enough for a proof. You can also lower the quality to 90 or 95%, which considerably lowers the files size. Hope this helps, let me know if you have other questions!

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