A Detailed Lesson in Food Photography with Aaron Van

Intro by Chamira Young

Today we're proud to feature the work of food photographer AaronVan, based out of Orland, Florida. Aaron is one of the industry's most respected food photographers. While his images are stunning, it's his passion for the craft that makes him so much fun to work with! In this new video below, Aaron goes through all the detailed steps in his food photography process - from his setup and unique use of Platypod gear to his lighting. Be ready to take notes, because this video is jam-packed with great information!

Additionally, Aaron recently had a great discussion about breaking into the food photography industry on the Beyond Technique podcast. Listen in to the 30+ minute discussion we had. He discussed:

  • His journey into food photography
  • The role of relationship building in his business
  • The distinct elements that make an image “crave-able”
  • The difference between a food photographer vs someone who takes pictures of food
  • His Kelby One class and how it can benefit food photographers
  • How Platypod plays a role in his photography
  • Advice for photographers just starting out

Listen to Aaron interview on the Beyond Technique podcast here!